Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southern Minnesota
Bike "shuts down" while moving!
I've found threads on "sudden stalling" but couldn't find an exact description of what is happening to mine, so apologies if this is a duplicate of another thread.
My bike shuts off and does what appears to be a complete "reset" electronically while riding. The dash goes black, all gauges go to zero, engine stops running. It will come back on within a second or two, with the dash going through it's normal sequence of light checks, and within 5 seconds I've regained all electrical and the engine is running. (Engine is probably running only because when electrical came back, it was equivalent to popping the clutch to start.)
This has happened in both town and highway driving. 4 times thus far. A couple of times at 20-30 mph. Once cruising at 60mph in no traffic, and once at 70mph in freeway with cruise control set. Sometimes the radio has been on, sometimes not. Sometimes the cruise is on, sometimes not. When everything comes back my radio is no longer on, nor is the cruise. ("Victory" in the display) Also the odometer has changed to display total miles. I normally run with "Trip 1" displaying. Basically the reset is similar to when disconnecting and reconnecting the battery.
I took the bike to my dealer and he checked, reconnected, and put dialectic grease on some of the connections near the battery compartment. (It happened again at 70 mph after that.) I haven't washed the bike recently, nor have I ridden in the rain.
This is both scary and dangerous.
My bike is pretty much stock except for what's shown under my signature. I plan to call the dealer again to set up an appointment. The bike is under 5 year warranty.
Is anyone aware of a fix? Or something more I can take to my mechanic as suggestions?
2013 Victory XCT Sunset Red (New in Sept 2013); Stage 1 Tri Oval Exhaust; Utopia Driver's Backrest; Dain's Brake Pedal; Replaced bag clips with bolts; Kewlmetal heel shifter, Long Ride Shield 11" light tint.
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