1996 F3 wont go over 40 mph, spluttering, juddery
i have a strange problem with my bike and i'll try to be as accurate as i can with the description.
firstly i have been on 2 rides today first one, for about 40 miles, with no problems what so ever.
i then took it out again and when trying to accelerate nothing happened.
i was travelling at almost 40mph, went to overtake a car and the bike just felt like it did not want to go any faster, i could pull the throttle far back and it would just splutter, not increase in speed and make some small judder motions.
after this i took the clutch in and the bike just cut out. lights still worked fine and i managed to pull over. the bike then started up straight away without problems.
on the journey home i then tested some more.
when travelling in any gear the bike behaves normally but just does not want to get past 40mph, at 30mph it is fine, increasing it is different to normal to 40mph but it will get there.
after 40mph it just doesn't increase and just splutters.
so in 1st it accelerates normally to about 35 or 40 and you can just feel it loses all power and does not want to go anymore. this is the same in each gear.
if it helps at all, sometimes when starting the bike, for maybe 1 or 2 seconds holding back the throttle to help it start does nothing and then it will kick into life and go straight to high revs as the throttle is far back.
i have looked through the manual and there is a long list of things to start checking and i am nowhere near great at maintenance so any help or ideas on where to start would be very much appreciated.