On Saturday I took a run up the highway out to Costco to get chicken wings and a few other goodies. On the way back Scarlet was lugging and not holding the revs and then would break through and come back up to speed & revs would be fine and then she would drop and lug again. This was on the way home and it was a little unnerving being on the highway. I babied her home and gave her to Motorcycle Man, who took her for a ride and confirmed everything I was experiencing. Now the fun part begins, he took Scarlet apart and was cleaning contacts, petcocks, draining carbuerators, checking spark plugs and coils. He had a hellacious time getting the seat off - at least we know no one will steal the seat very easily. She is only running on 1 cylinder. Motorcycle Man has been googling and researching all the forums of what it could possibly be. It is looking more like the CDI or maybe not. He went to Victoria Salvage and they had only 1 CDI in stock and let him try it and even with that one it still fires only 1 cylinder - so I am thinking it is something else. Blown valve perhaps - I have to say I know nothing about engines, I just happily ride the bike and leave all the wrenching to Motorcycle Man. I just want my baby back! Motorcycle Man is loaning me his bike, but I drive it straight to work & then straight home, no tootles. I am a sad panda :(
So now we are in limbo and I have a bike that isn't running. Any ideas?