Why is my bike dying at a certain temperature
Hey guys! New to the forum but have been reading a lot for a while now. I would have definitly taken this to a shop but unfortunately every Kawi dealer is booked for the next 3 weeks so I’m kind of stuck as I just want to continue riding.
I’ve had my zx6r for a few months now. It’s a 2013 that has nearly 3000 miles on it. (2100 when I got it) and it’s always had that weird ECU issue, I ordered a 2015 ecu from eBay and it’ll be here next week but for some reason, yesterday it started acting even weirder:
•the idle adjust all of a sudden stopped working. Can’t turn my idle up or down
•started to run even more rich than usual
•started to sputter a little bit. Nothing major but not like anything before
•the bike would die when I’m riding. I always had to have throttle otherwise it dies.
•it only dies when it hits 140. 5 times I’ve let it go cold then start it to warm it up and it dies immediately at 140 and it seems to warm up quick.
Things I’ve tried:
•checking all my fluids. They are all good, my gas is very low but the fuel light isn’t on yet. I’ve always used the recommended octane.
•disconnected the battery and waited to restart the ECU.
•and that’s about it.
Any suggestions why all of a sudden it has done this? The rpms lowering until it’s dead and it starts happening exactly at 140 degrees? The sudden richness and sputtering?
Thanks guys! When I install the new ecu next week I’ll let you know if that helps but this definitly seems like a bigger issue.
The dealer I got it from said they replaced the spark plugs when I bought it. I took their word for it but any ideas or suggestions would be great! I’m not the most mechanically inclined person but yeah just lmk!