Surging/slipping and a kickstand issue
Hey guys and girls,
I've got a couple of issues, which maybe related, maybe not, I've done lots of searching and haven't quite been able to pin point it....
It's a 2012 with just 12000kms.
The first is that I'm occasionally getting an aggressive surge or slip sometime when at 60-90 kph ish, almost as if it's cutting out and the clutch is quickly disengaging engaging. It's only for a split second but fairly aggressive. It makes all sorts of noise through my chain for this split second, maybe just as it's all so sudden.
It's getting more regular, a few times a day rather than once a week.
It seems to happen more reliably when i "hold"at a rev like 4500+ for a while. Climbing a hill or under load with another passenger.
Due to it being more predictable, I've tried to watch the speedo. It does seem to jump higher a touch, when this happens. And then lower as I've lost a touch of speed.
I've made sure that I'm not tapping the gear lever with my foot. And clutch is properly adjusted. I've also taken the valves out of the fuel cap. I've checked the chain tension.
The second is that when pulling to a stop, and putting her in neutral, then putting the kickstand down, the bike instantly cuts out. Sometimes. If I deliberately slam it down, it's more likely to cut out. I can't really get my head around why/how this could happen in neutral.
This has only been happening recently, much later than when the surging started.
So maybe two aren't related, or maybe there's an electrical issue?
Any help or thoughts on where to start would be much appreciated. I'd be happy to take it to an experienced mechanic, but without him being able to reliably make the surge happen, I'm worried that he'll spend a lot of time and plenty of misses trying to get to the bottom of it himself, sounding expensive.