Idles for a while and dies.


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Queasy
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Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Standard

Idles for a while and dies.

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Hi All-
I have an '84 Gl1200 Standard and recently gave it bunch of TLC after a couple of years of neglect.
Rebuilt the carbs and hydraulics, cleared the rust out of the fuel tank, lubed it, etc.
It starts fine and idles great for about 30 minutes and then dies. After a cool down, it starts right up and does the same thing.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.

Q-


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Re: Idles for a while and dies.

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Sounds like the behavior of a failing pulse generator...
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Queasy
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Re: Idles for a while and dies.

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Thanks!
I read about that possibility earlier today. I guess I was hoping for a simpler solution like,"Swear at it louder".
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Re: Idles for a while and dies.

Post by LAB3 »

Check to see if your gas cap vent is working, if you hear air going in when you open up the cap then it's probably clogged.


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