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07 600RR - Engine shut off twice on track
I have a 2007 600RR with about 10k miles, last 3k have probably been track only. Only engine related mods are Leo slip on, air filter and Bazzaz with slip on map.
The battery recently died so I replaced that with a WPS Li, works fine and is paperclip light. About a year or so ago, I was on the freeway after an oil change and lost power completely. Unbeknownst to me, the engine had shut off and I had maintained 10-20% throttle. I noticed the sound change, twisted for more throttle and noticed it was dead. I was able to exit, pull in the clutch and the RPMs went to 0.
The same exact thing happened twice on the racetrack this weekend. Luckily, the first time I had exited a turn and was on the straight and the second was during a warm up lap.
Now, I googled the issue at the track as I was terified of it happening mid corner and me taking someone else out, let alone myself. I found a thread that mentioned a wire short burning through some tape in the little yellow box on the left side. I'm not sure what exactly this is, anyone else heard of this?
While checking for the little yellow box, I removed the tail section and noticed an old tire pressure keychain gauge had fallen between the battery area and the rear storage. The metal ring was sitting against some wires, none of which were exposed though. I removed this (obviously) and did not have any more issues the rest of the day, although the bike felt VERY sluggish at times. Any ideas? Feels like it might be a possible wire short to me.
I also removed the lower left fairing the day before. I read another thread that mentioned something about the gas breather hose being pinched. I checked and noticed the hose was slightly bent, but not completely pinched. Can this also be the culprit? I was on a full tank when this happened on track.
Last edited by El Primo Z; 12-22-2014 at 04:32 PM.