Idles but dies when you twist throttle


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Brett1991
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Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby Brett1991 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:25 pm



In my previous post I had stated that I was getting no fuel from the fuel pump. That has been rectified. Now it will idle but as soon as I twist the throttle it dies.



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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:27 pm

Is fuel filter good ?
Air filter ?

Dying when throttle twisted sounds like lack of fuel / fuel pressure, or too little air in the air fuel mixture.
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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby bstig60 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:41 pm

Could also be a vacuum leak.
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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby Brett1991 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:08 pm

Update
Took it out on the road today; thought it might blow out what's ailing the bike. Will only start with choke on and only gets to 55mph. That's with the throttle all the way open. I need to look at the plugs and see what they look like. Possible carb issues?

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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:55 pm

They running Seafoam or BG 44K through the fuel system, MIGHT just need a cleaning.
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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby Brett1991 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:22 pm

Been running seafoam through it seems to keep doing better. could it be an air problem?

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Re: Idles but dies when you twist throttle

Postby bstig60 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:25 pm

Odds are its a vacuum leak that is causing the problem. Could be lack of fuel also. Pull a plug from each bank and post a pick of them.


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