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post #1 of 17 Old 01-09-2012, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Weird jerking

weird jerking around 5,000 rpms and loss of accel, after I let off the throttle it worked fine.

No real issues before this and I have about 10,000 miles.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-09-2012, 07:39 PM
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rev limiter :P

Didnt mean to stand up honey, But that was a big bump. babe? oh shit she flew off again!
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-09-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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rev limiter :P
LOL! I wish it was just that!
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM
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does it jerk like its misfiring or lack of gas?

Didnt mean to stand up honey, But that was a big bump. babe? oh shit she flew off again!
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-15-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, sorry I have not been on, I think I got it straight now!
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post #6 of 17 Old 02-02-2012, 11:20 AM
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I’ve had this same type of thing happen at extended highway speeds. Kina like loss of fuel for just a split second then is fine. Only happened probably several times in the 10000 miles.
I have don’t know what cases it, bad gas, air in the line??
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-03-2012, 05:21 PM
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Way late on this one but a very dirty air filter will cause this exact symptom. Can't draw enough air through the filter and will cause surging/ no acceleration due to extreme rich condition. Back of throttle (decrease air draw) and things return to normal.
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-03-2012, 07:50 PM
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weird jerking around 5,000 rpms and loss of accel, after I let off the throttle it worked fine.

No real issues before this and I have about 10,000 miles.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Mine has done this twice now in 260 miles at just under 4K RPM, both times less than 5 mins from leaving my house in the same place. When I say 260 miles, I mean that is the total miles on my new 2010 (Leftover), still breaking it in, kinda wonder whats going on? I let it warm up for about 3 mins both times and the temperature was right at 60 and sunny, humidity was around 60% both days. I may take it to the dealer if it happens again, it is under warranty.
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post #9 of 17 Old 02-07-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input, knock on wood it has not happened again!
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post #10 of 17 Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 PM
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Thanks for all the input, knock on wood it has not happened again!
You haven't rode it since....


"If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride."
"Work to ride and ride to work."
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