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post #1 of 11 Old 06-20-2015, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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919 cuts out and bucks/jerks on rough road

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This is my first post on WT. I have owned an 03 919 for about a year and have put 7k miles on the bike. Total mileage of bike is 29k. I've had an issue for the past couple months where the bike will cut out when going over a rough section of road. If the clutch is pulled in when it cuts out, the bike will die completely. If I am keeping the on the throttle, it will just buck like crazy. This leads me to believe that it is an electrical issue. However, when this phenomenon occurs, all lights stay on and it seems to be just the engine that cuts out. So far, I have replaced the spark plugs, battery, cleaned the air filter (k&n). Any suggestions or past experiences will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-20-2015, 05:36 PM
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Check your kickstand switch.

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The previous owner (a buddy of mine) said that the kickstand switch never worked. But he never experienced this problem. How would i check the switch?

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Check your kickstand switch.
This or the ground wire under the tank. You can take the kickstand switch apart and clean it, or spray the heck out of it with some WD-40 to get the road grime off.

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Burn it. Collect the insurance money.

this can apply to so many different things. its a panacea!

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This or the ground wire under the tank.
I've seen this mentioned a few times. Is it reference to the steel cable on the left side? You're aware that it is not a ground?

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The previous owner (a buddy of mine) said that the kickstand switch never worked. But he never experienced this problem. How would i check the switch?
This seems like a clue to me. If the switch didn't work, he would've had to bypass it. His fix may be coming apart.

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I went over to ceslick's house and got his bike (my old 919) running. One of the wires to the ecu had gotten pinched and was breaking connection when you hit a bump, causing it to cut out
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