Hey Kiwi Rider,
So it started with an engine quit when I would pull in the clutch for deceleration. Whenever I would start coming to a stop, I would pull the clutch and it would quit. I adapted and just started blipping the throttle to keep it running
As time went on the issue got worse whenever I forgot to blip the throttle and getting it restarted was a pain, which usually involved applying the throttle while trying to start it. For whatever reason, it did not want to turn over when the engine quit this way.
To give some history on the bike, I started by having it maintenanced by a guy who was recommended by a coworker, which I think was a bad choice in the first place. The more work on the bike I started doing on my own (Tire, chain, and sprocket changes) the more I realized, he probably knew what he was doing, but he was a one man show and was just slinging bikes out of his shop. He disappeared at one point and I started taking it to an independent shop in the area, and I wasn't overly impressed with them either... I took it in at the 48k for a valve adjustment and they showed me a picture of most of the bike being disassembled for a valve adjustment... I guess they are used to working on cruisers.
Anyways, the last three times I rode the bike, it would idle for 5-10 seconds and then die, I had to apply constant throttle to keep it running. I changed the battery, because it still had the original, and fuel filter as I though it was related to the injectors either not firing at idle due to a failing battery or the fuel filter being clogged. I don't know what it was, but neither fixed the problem and I felt that I got my monies worth out of the 250r and decided to upgrade.
Although, I have really enjoyed the 300r, I am kinda of wishing I moved to the 500r, but I really can't justify it in my head with maintenance costs. I mean, I read 80ish miles a day and I loved that the 300r was inexpensive to maintain, especially when I started doing everything myself, I don't think the 500r would be the same.
Current: 2018 CBR 300R
Previous: 2013 CBR 250R
Dead: 2009 Harley Nightster (I killed it)