View Full Version : Hesitant acceleration

9th June 2006, 20:22

Just recently, when i've been coming home, i'll twist the throttle to accelerate. The bike then seems to hesitate for a short while (maybe 1/2 of a second), then accelerates as normal.

Any ideas on what could be the problem?

Some other things which may or may not be related:
1. Starting about 2 months ago, the bike occasionally backfires at low rpm under deceleration.
2. Hesitation seems worse at night, although I can't say for sure.
3. Clutch has just started making a clicking noise when I pull it in. ( I doubt this has anything to do with the hesitation though.)



White trash
9th June 2006, 20:28
Sounds like perhaps the mixture's a little out, hence the problem in colder conditions.


Buy a fuel injected bugger. You're welcome

9th June 2006, 20:47
I reckon WT is on the money- 'tis probably running lean in the cooler weather. Or could be maybe the airfilters clogged and she's running rich.

White trash
9th June 2006, 20:52
I reckon WT is on the money-

Holy shit! Will wonders never cease?

9th June 2006, 21:06
Mine is hesitant to accelerate too - Lasts from about idle to redline though.

9th June 2006, 21:07
sounds like turbo lag to me