Am facing this weird missing problem in my Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350.
This is a 2004 model bike, not the TBTS.
The issue is like, when I try to take power, by pumping up the gas, the engine just chokes, as if its getting into the fuel reserve.
This has been the issue for a while now.
I take the bull to the service station and they will check everything an tell me that there is nothing wrong.
The most irritating part was that I was unable to reproduce the issue when am at the workshop.
The issue was normally noticed when I come back from office, morning it use to be fine, no major issues.
I doubted the carburetor and fuel line, air filter, fuel quality, etc.
The problem was non-reproducible and I was really puzzled at it.
I had given up on the bull and the bullet mechanics around and then today from nowhere, out of the blue, I got the reason for the whole chapter of issues.
There is this story of the 'Haunted Car' that I can related to with this issue that I was facing.
The story goes something like this.
One guy had a car in the US, it was a luxury sports car and the guy loved the car very much.
His daughter was his sweetheart and loved to take her on night drives.
The baby daughter loved ice creams very much and they almost daily went to have ice creams in the night drives.
He noticed a problem with his car not starting for sometime after getting butterscotch ice cream, but no issues when he gets Vanilla.
He was shocked and thought it was done by some ghosts.
On examination after many visits to service centers, it was identified that the engine cooling system was having some problem and the long waiting queue for getting vanilla ice cream used to give time for the car to get cooled than the butterscotch ice cream which was of less demand and a lesser queue.
But the owner cold never relate the issue to be technical as he was overpowered by the thought of the ghost.
Something similar was my situation also.
Was unable to really spot the actual issue and suddenly when I was riding my bike back to home today, as usual, I tried accelerating the bike to see if the missing is still there.
I was disappointed as usual, since the missing was still there.
Then I started thinking why on Earth is this missing not noticeable in the morning and appears in the return home ride?
Does the Bull like the office parking area so much?
Does he have a girlfriend there and do not want to go back home and is excited to be back in the office parking lot in the morning?
Thoughts and imaginations had no bounds and was going wild..!!!
Again thinking technical, I even doubted the over heating of the engine and the pistons getting jammed or something...
Then I started to think lighter.
What do I do differently when I drive back home that I do not do in the morning?
Other than me being unhappy going to office and happy while coming back home.
Voila... Spotted the 'odd thing out', thing that I use in the evening that I do not use in the morning.
Headlight it is..!!!
I accelerated again, spotted the missing.
Then switched off the light again accelerated - Missing gone.
Woow, finally am relieved, the issue identified, not a major one - I hope.
It should be something to do with some wire touching or so.
I had recently changed the whole key set, since I was facing some electrical issues recently.
Also changed the battery as it was not retaining power.
I think that was also not needed, it was something to do with the same short circuit.
Will need to take him to the workshop soon to get it fixed.
Was thinking, had I not found this issue, it would never have been figured out, as none of the mechanics were able to reproduce the problem.
As a matter of fact, they had started to look at me like a mad man as I could never, even once show them the actual problem and I was really going mad by that...
Any way am happy and proud to have spotted the issue and now can hold my head high and show them the issue and command them to fix the issue.