Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Vegas 8 Ball Issue
I've got a few issues that i believe are electrical going on with my 06 8 ball (25,000 miles). One issue is the speedometer quits working intermittently. I'll be riding down the highway at 70 and it'll go to 0 and stay there for miles. The odometer continues displaying miles but not count them. The second issue is, it'll sputter, like it misses a revolution when I'm sitting at an idle in traffic. I had the bike completely cut out once and not want to restart until I pushed it to the side of the road and cranked it for about 30 seconds. The changes I've made are as follows:
I installed a 12v fused outlet so i can charge my cellphone while on long rides. I connected it directly to the positive (w/ inline fuse) and negative terminals of the battery.
I also replaced the ignition because it was corroded and causing my bike to cut out intermittently. The ignition was relocated, so the wires were spliced, extended (soldered) and shink wrapped. I tested them with a volt meter for continuity and I don't believe this is the cause of my problem.
I installed new spark plugs and cleaned the injectors and butterflies at the beginning of this riding season. I've had this issue after filling up (highest octane avail) more than once from different stations. I also disconnected the outlet thinking that may be the cause of the issue. It sounds like a grounding / electrical issue. Any ideas and input is greatly appreciated.