Not a happy camper.
I’ve spent the weekend tooling around on my new SM250. All was fine for the first two days, except that it feels a bit hot. Just paranoia? I’m not getting any warning lights and the fan seems to be kicking in OK.
Last night I went up and down Yang Ming Shan. Filled it up first. Drove to the top. Stopped for an hour. Coasted down again. Close to the bottom it suddenly hesitated and then cut out. It seemed like a fuel issue and I remembered seeing a mention of Sandman having a fuel problem related to the fuel cock/reserve switch so the first thing I did after stopping was move the lever around in the dark to see if that made a difference. It didn’t. So then I wheeled the bike under a streetlight so I could see what I was doing and made sure it was switched to ‘on’.
Well, it started OK, so I assumed I must have somehow inadvertently done something stupid and carried on with my evening.
Some 30km and several hours later, close to home, it did it again. I was trundling along at 55ish on the flat and it did exactly the same thing. A fatal hesitation and suddenly everything went quiet. This time I made sure the fuel cock was in the right position, opened up the tank to make sure there was fuel, and then spent ten minutes looking around the bike to make sure there were no loose pipes, wires, or anything. Couldn’t find anything amiss, and it started again without any problem.
Five minutes later it did it again. I switched it to reserve, and it started straight away. As it was 2am I just went home but I’m about to go off on it again and I’m very concerned about this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
The whole point of buying a brand new bike is that I don’t really have time to be fucking around going to mechanics every day. I might be able to make an hour or two available today to take it back to the dealer, but I’d like some advice first.
Thanks in advance.