Originally Posted by seans0007
Well...I was trying to avoid having to take out the carbs and clean them so I started out by putting some Seafoam in my gas tank and riding around my neighborhood to try to get the new gas through the system and carbs. It ran fine without messing up. Today I woke up to go to class and I made it half way and it sputtered and sputtered and finally cut off. This time I sat there for a few hours and couldnt get it to crank back up and when it did crank as soon as I hit the throttle it cut off. Well while I was sitting there I noticed my clock had reset and thought about it and it had been doing that everytime it cut off. So I started thinking it may have something to do with my battery being bad. It makes sense thought. It had been lacking power and felt bogged down in first gear. So five hours later when I finally got it to crank and run right, I drove it straight to Advance Auto to let them test my battery and sure enough my battery was really low. So I bought a new one and it's on charge now so hopefully this fixes everything. Just thought I would let yal know. Thanks
Yeah, bad battery makes it run crappy. I never had mine quit all together. I think you should still clean the carbs.
The clock resetting when you turn in off could be a wire on the harness on the back of the gauge cluster. Mine did the same thing when I got the bike. Took me awhile to figure that one out. If it still resets after you put the new battery in, I would start there. Its kine of a pain to get to because the upper cowl has to come off to get to it. If I remember correctly, when standing in front of the bike, it was the top right wire in the plug that was broken.