Intermittent cut out

Feb 2018
7
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New Zealand
Hi

I have a rsv1000r factory, that has just started cutting out intermittently for fractions of a second when this happens feel a lack of power and slight suging have spent hours going though the connections, and testing voltages, spend a lot of time reading forums trying to get an insight into the fault, am leaning towards thottle position sensor or tip over sensor it feels like a fuel delivery problem, when the fault happens rolling the thottle seems to make fault disappear, and holding thottle open in one position seems to bring it on, would love to hear of similar problems and any thoughts on a solution
 
Mar 2009
1,521
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Co Durham
Yeah sounds like fuel pump, I am sure I have got a good one in the garage, away until Friday can check then if you want it.

Cheers Mark
 
Feb 2018
7
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New Zealand
The fuel pump does still make it normal priming noises when ignition is turned on, problem is so sporadic and random and brief , then returns to normal running, for a few more kilometers depending on how its ridden, fuel pump for sure is on my on my list to check and replace if needed, will keep updated, was running over some parts for work the first time it happened, had some small hydraulics parts stowed away under rear cowling, reading forums I have learnt about the tilt sensor and can't stop thinking about weather the items I was transporting have upset the tilt sensor

Will update with my findings
People benefit so much from this forum, fantastic reading for new owners
 
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Oct 2017
26
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Wantage UK
Yea so did mine. I was told (by Griff) that cheep fuel knackers the bearings and the pump is occasionally stalling
 
Feb 2018
7
0
New Zealand
Hi
lazy wet weekend here in nz, good time take that fuel pump out, got out and found at the connector into the fuel pump assembly where two blue wires a orange and green wire sit in the fuel next to the mesh strainer a crack in the connector resin between the orange and green wire, would keen to know what others may think of this as thinking this could be the causing a intermittent short to the fuel pump, am going to proceed with changing pump and filters clamps and hoses while it's apart, keen to know if anyone has seen this crack in the connector resin ?
 
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Feb 2017
166
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Herts, england
Yes I have seen it in a 2nd tank I bought. I think it's ethanol again attacking the plastic plus vibration/heat/age....beware of 'new' chinese fuel pumps on ebay. They are badly made and fail frequently, also make sure the intank fuel pipes are ethanol resistant !
 
Feb 2018
7
0
New Zealand
Just to add another twist to my bikes issue, we have had a bad batch of fuel 91 and 95 octane with high concentrations of sulphur come though our fuel stations the wife's car has been playing up at the fuel sensor, do run bike on 98 octane which is not always available at all stations sometimes have to settle for 95 but always have used the same brand being bp stations, thinking about this while working on bike today, gotta wounder if this fuel is a having a impact on the way the rsv is behaving, any thoughts out there on the fuel we gave here in nz at the moment, fuel companies arnt saying to much about it at mo but have adimitted there is a problem and like my wifes car, awaiting a claim on getting the fuel sensor replaced, last two fills have been 95 octane at bp
 
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Feb 2018
7
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New Zealand
At the fuel pump it has a sock type filter found this to be really hard to blow though the mesh and looking really discolored , the inline filter looking really dirty, pump itself is strong took to work and put across the testing gear, new filters ordered, crack in plug resin getting repaired, will change fuel stations to one not caught up in our fuel quality issues in NZ, and see if this fixes my intermittent problem, all fingers crossed, there have been threads posted in nz from a few other motorcyclists with fuel issues I last 10 days
 
Dec 2015
1
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Utah
For what my two cents are worth at today's exchange rate....I have a 2000 Mille and an '04 Tuono. Both in California. You are talking about the fuel possibly being the problem, but here the BEST fuel I can even get at the usual gas stations is 91 octane. Also California is an Ethanol believer which sucks because lots of stations are at 15%. At any rate, I have not had any issue similar to what you are experiencing. I do treat my fuel with StarTron, but the fuel around here is for sure lower grade than yours.
It sounds like you have a good place to start with the crack in the connector though. I'll be interested to see what happens when that gets fixed. Best of luck to you.