Tick over speed!
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2 January, 2021 at 4:14 pm #7771
What speed are all your bobbers ticking over at. Mine was adjusted at the first service to 2000 as it kept cutting out slowing down. Just seems too high to me, cheers mike6 January, 2021 at 4:27 pm #7793John DroganStaff
It does seem a little high – it should be closer to 1700 rpm.
Who serviced your bike?
John6 January, 2021 at 5:02 pm #7795
Cheers for the reply John, Stu and Adam did the first service. I had a lot of problems with the bike cutting out as I geared down etc. The boys raised the tick over to cure this. I have just lowered it to around 1700 and took it for a spin and it hasn’t cut out as of yet.. So hopefully it will stay like that!7 January, 2021 at 1:57 pm #7798John DroganStaff
Thanks Mike – keep us posted if anything changes.30 March, 2021 at 12:14 am #8492jckman8Member
just noticed my spitfire cuts out in traffic jams and traffic lights, its a bit annoying the start button is on the dash!
maybe my tickover is too low?30 March, 2021 at 5:28 am #8493
Hey jckman8, mine was exactly the same. Kept cutting out gearing down etc. It is the tick over speed that needs adjusting to around 1700. Since adjusting mine it hasn’t cut out since. Happy days!!31 March, 2021 at 9:25 pm #8515JohnMember
Hi jckman8, had a look at the idle speed on my original today, it’s around 1500/1600rpm and doesn’t cut out. When I first got it (second hand), it used to cut out and eventually the electrics packed up altogether but this was because one of the battery terminals had come loose. Since then it’s been fine, only ever cut out a couple of times when petrol light was on, luckily I’ve not been to far from a garage! It’s done 1k now so I don’t know if the motor sweetens up a bit with use?1 April, 2021 at 7:47 pm #8570jckman8Member
thanks for the replies. I’ll give a once over to check the connections. Someone mentioned to me that maybe the bike is running too lean as it always ‘pops’ before dying on me its a real pain when it randomly happens, has anybody ever had to re-start their bike when it cuts out after pulling off or in a low speed mid corner turn then trying to press the start button on the Dash, its not easy ( IMO )
Maybe it Just doesn’t like being stuck in London traffic? its perfect blasting around the country side of course…6 April, 2021 at 12:46 pm #8669DixieMember
Hello jckman8, my bobber last year had none of the faults that appear on this forum but my Foggy FT delivered a few weeks ago is completely different!, and not in a good way. It is a completely different experience and doesn’t appear to have been setup at all well. It cuts out exactly as you describe randomly at very low speed, usually at junctions, downshifting from 2nd to 1st, is a pain to start up, and won’t go into neutral while the engine is running. Also compared to the bobber, the engine has a lot of mechanical noise to it when ticking over and sounds really quite rough! I realised on my first ride on it that the clutch was dragging and fiddled with the cable at the handlebar end and it now downshifts into neutral when warmed up. I’m currently rushing to get enough miles on her to get it serviced when I’m sure these issues will be resolved. I am sure yours will be sorted as soon as you get it serviced and you are definitely not alone with that cutting out issue.24 January, 2023 at 11:33 am #14423KaimaxMember
Could this be the same on the Blackout ? Just got mine and it’s cut out 7-8 times already whilst slowing down locking the rear end up. Idles at around 155024 January, 2023 at 4:35 pm #14428
My bobber kept cutting out from day one. Slowing down for lights, going round roundabouts, stopping to turn right etc etc. The service boys kept coming out and trying different things that seemed to work for a few miles. But it carried on for at least 18 months till I had enough and told CCM they could either sort it once and for all or have it back as it’s dangerous. They recalled it and once back at CCM they realised it was a faulty fuel injector. And since that has been replaced it’s NEVER cut out again. This is a common fault with these and Steve Bridgeman knows this as they used my bobber to strip down and solve this problem once and for all. Hope this helps mike
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