Join Date: May 2019
Location: Ontario, Canada
Btw , not sure if it changes anything or gives a hint on what it can be, but I now remember that my bike has been doing this odd characteristic of running blah every now and then since I got it. I remember it's been this way since the beginning because I would notice that my shifting of gears was a little more ...less smooth...than other days. And sure enough the last few days, first thing I noticed asides from the poor performance is how it's not shifting into gear as smooth as other days. Specifically this weekend when my bike ran amazing. It shifted into gears perfectly and had nice and full power.
I'm not writing this to add more confusion. I'm just basically making a note of it here, so that when I try the fuel pump bypass, and oil change to thicker oil, and possibly TPS replacement (yes I adjusted it to spec but it was pretty wonky to begin with so it could be faulty) , then at least I can look back and realize maybe it's transmission related. And that's a can of worms I'm not opening. I'll just accept it for what it is and just drive it knowing it performs fine on some days and meh on other days.
2003 Vstar 1100 Custom
The sun's shining, the birds are chirping; it's a good day.