This morning, I hit the start button on my '06 VN 900. It turned over once, but didn't catch. I decided to wait a few seconds before trying again, and as I do, I hear what sounds like the fuel pump running. I wait until the sound stops and hit the start button again. This time it fires up, so I wait for it to idle down, and I'm on my way.
A few minutes down the road I'm doing about 50mph and there's a car I want to pass, so I roll back on the throttle and the bike starts to sputter and hesitates in a big way.
I immediately think:
1) Bad gas, (I had filled up about 45 miles ago)
2) Clogged filter
3) Fouled plugs
I waited another 5 minutes or so, and roll back on the throttle again to see what will happen. It didn't hesitate, but it didn't accelerate either.
I tried again a few minutes after that, and my bike acted just like it should.
So my question is:
Is it possible that I created an air bubble in the fuel line with the aborted start and I don't have anything to worry about;
is this a symptom of something more serious?
Thanks in advance to all of you gurus,