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maestro319
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bike stalled

Postby maestro319 » Mon May 02, 2011 5:24 pm



I went to a "Blessing of the Bikes" rally yesterday. Great time by the way!! Bike was running well. We stopped at a restaurant for a late lunch and on our way our of the parking lot my bike died at the stoplight. It would start and then die. RPMs would go up with the throttle but die at idle. I tried to "rev" the engine to keep it going, but it would die. Finally, after about a dozen tries, it started and kept running and ran fairly well all the way home. I am running some carb cleaner through the gas so could some "gunk" have gotten in the carbs then cleared out? Any ideas? your help would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: bike stalled

Postby willboy57 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:22 pm

Possibly. I would also check/replace your fuel filter.

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Re: bike stalled

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 06, 2011 2:39 pm

It's not entirely typical of the correct symptoms, but you might want to check your gas cap. If it happens again, open the fuel cap and see if it resolves the problem.

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Re: bike stalled

Postby maestro319 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:45 pm

Found out the fuel filter that's on my bike now is a FRAM auto filter. Getting a replacement. Oh yeah, I also noticed that neither hose on each side of the filter has a clamp on it!!! The hoses are just STUCK on the filter, NO CLAMP!! Fixing that right away too.
Never thought about the gas cap, but I DID fill up before the rally. Hmmm???
I do need gas soon so I will double check how I put the cap back on. Thanks guys.
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Re: bike stalled

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 06, 2011 2:47 pm

It's not how the cap is put on, it's that the vent in the cap gets plugged and doesn't let air in as the fuel pump draws gas out. Eventually you end up with a vacuum in the tank and the fuel pump is fighting against the vacuum for fuel. Opening the gas cap lets air back into the tank and solves the problem.




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