engine cutting out

Rhyl, UK

#1 Apr 28, 2010
Anyone have this problem? I've had my bonne from new (now clocked up 11,000 mls). The 1st 6000+mls no probs then it just started randomly cutting out as if someone had suddenly shut the throttle off - not good when you're in the outside lane, filtering or overtaking! Happens so intermittently I just can't get to the bottom of it. Must have done 600 mls now and not happened once.

Always happens when I'm accelerating - originally within about 100yds after starting it up but more recently it's done it 5-10 mls into a run! Pretty sure it's not fuel, feel more electrical - almost like I've hit the kill switch. Have tried 'jump' starting it to no effect but when I pull over and turn off the ignition and wait a moment, it always starts and no further problems ...... till the next time.

Just wondering if anyone out there has heard of/experienced the same and found a solution?


#2 Nov 25, 2010
did you sort it out? my 2003 bonnie 49000kms just died during weekend ride. after 20mins, runs great then dies again after 2 mins? replaced coil, didn't fix?

Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

#3 Nov 25, 2010
No, never did find the cause but someone suggested it was a very well known grocery store's petrol so I've changed where I get fuel from and it hasn't happened again!

Might be worth a try for you?


Curtin, Australia

#4 May 26, 2011
try looking at your safety switch for your side stand the screw sometimes comes out and the bike will stop for no reason

Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

#5 May 28, 2011
Did give a good clean around the kick stand and no loose screws but Im very pleased to say it hasn't happened again to date, so I still lean towards maybe it was to do with the fuel supplier. I go to the Co op now:)

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