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ROUGH and Racked Brain!!!

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  1. Bomb461

    Bomb461 Active Member

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    Well, I am lost after replacing the coil and a smashed wire, that was found during takedown and testing on my 14 BEASTLY XC!
    A bunch of issues started popping up, until finally bike didn't run. It is tuned, cammed and all of the usual goodies! As well as new plugs, oil and wires (replaced wires when could not figure out issue. Took off the ignition frame and found a mashed wire, that was lacking in fire to rear jug/head. As well, a fuze blew, to the fuel pump).
    Got new coil, cut out and replaced wire, as well as plug wires etc. Bike fired and ran a bit rough...then SEEMED to straighten out. I was stoked, thinking my badass machine had returned...IT HAD NOT!
    Ran far better and got spark and fire, to rear cylinder, as well as pipe/head and jug heated up. But, with some lacking power on take off, and starts to dwindle BADLY into higher RPMS, it becomes a flat out dog into 3rd and above 3500 rooms. Pretty much where our badassery usually hits FULL ROCKET.
    I trust neither dealer here, as I've posted before of the worst I have faced from them. No confidence at all.
    ANY suggestions would help. It literally, just started acting like crap. Guessing the pinched wire was either at ASSEMBLY or maybe during an LED light addition, under tank, done by previous owner. They never worked again after full tune by KevX. So, I WAS HAPPY and not too concerned, as they were there when I purchased with low miles. There was no reason to have the ignition frame off at tune, so I am confident it was just a ticking bomb, that exploded on a hot summer day's ride.
    Yes IAC reset has been done multiple times. Battery checked multiple times! New wires and plugs, as well as tested old versions. Just not figuring it out...

    Bomb
     

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    benawhati Active Member

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    How is it tuned? Max, PCV, LLoydz? I've heard of the PCV going bad and making them run like crap, but I don't know about keeping them from starting?
     
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  3. Bomb461

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    Cams, air filter, etc. PCV. Still strong smell of fuel, since this madness started.
     
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    Do you still have stock head pipes. Is it possible the cat is plugged or came apart causing problems. The strong smell of fuel could be regulator stuck.
     
  5. Bomb461

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    Nah, I'm 2 into 1.
     

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    What kind of spark plugs are in the bike?
     
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    Electrical gremlins are the WORST. I wonder tho.. with the heavy gas smell and the 'runs like a dog' at higher rpms.. I really would suspect the PCV. I can't remember with that model.. does it read out in LED lights or do you plug into it directly and see the fields? That grounded wire could easily have fooked up or reset your fuel controller. I I don't know if it would be advisable to try running the bike w/out the controller just to see if that would help identify the issue.. since you have the cams etc I don't think it would run very well w/out an adder of some kind.
     
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  8. slickvic

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    Call Lloydz. Find out how to test the PC5 and if it is suspect have them send you a new one with a canned tune for your set up. Or call Rylan ?
    Now if they do say your PC5 is suspect then I would honestly call Noemntz and get a Maximus tune. You’ll be done with it.
     
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    Didn't happen to get a load of bad go juice did you?
     
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    Whats the battery's age, condition? Battery terminals and chassis grounds clean and tight? PCV ground and connections good? 40 amp breaker?
     
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    Good point . I remember chasing an issue a few years back. Found two of what you mentioned. Loose connection at 40 amp breaker. Loose and corroded ground by starter.
    Been fine ever since.
     
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    Just went through something similar, took care of all the maintenance stuff plus doing a fuel filter & regulator. All is well once again.
     
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    Regarding the regulator I know they are hard to find. RM stator seems to be a good reliable source and I chose a MOSFET regulator. So far so good.
     
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    Check your PCV. Mine went bad and I kept losing my front cylinder.
     
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    Fuel regulator is what I was referring to.
     
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