Missing and almost died


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Missing and almost died

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200 miles from home on a 2100 mile ride, my old girl started to miss, and even though I increased throttle I kept losing speed (on the interstate). Luckily, there was an exit within about a half-mile, so I turned on my flasher and she chug chugged almost all the way to the stop sign at the exit, then missing stopped and I got home with no further issues. My thoughts are that I might've gotten some bad gas, or my fuel filter was clogging up (ordered a new filter). I'll be going on another long ride in a few weeks. What else might be the cause of this happening? Thanks in advance!


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How hot was it? How much fuel did you have (recent fill up or near empty)?

Vacuum in gas tank (vent obstructed).
Vacuum operated petcock is failing/leaking or vacuum line to it has deteriorated.
Failing fuel pump.
Pulse generator.
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Clogged gas cap vent! Top of the list of things to check.
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Andy Cote wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm How hot was it?
It was about 85 but it started raining when the symptoms started.
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WingAdmin wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:48 pm Clogged gas cap vent! Top of the list of things to check.
I'll check it. Thanks
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I had an incident today of my Wing dying while riding.
Stopped at a quick-mart for a soda, was not more than 10 minutes then left. 5 miles down the road my Wing just cut off. Did a quick pull over and went through the last startup routine, key and side stand and tried restarting, nothing. Battery good, dash lights proper.
Sat for a moment or two then looked at the kill switch. Yup, the kill buttons arrow was near the lower side of off but not quite full detent. Thought about it a moment, was it I who bumped it? No, I have short grips and I have to do an extra reach for that switch. In those 5 miles I never moved my right hand from the grip. Also if I did bump it, that buttons arrow would move up, not down.
Then it dawned on me, THOSE DIRT BIKE KIDS, 3 parking spaces over. One must have set the switch partly to off so as I'm riding it vibrate to the full off. I was wondering why they were giggling as I left.
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Changed the fuel filter, but the installed one didn't really look bad, just slightly discolored.
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TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -



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Could be the petcock too - Watch this vid - Corky too !! - and have a look at the how too i posted on here too !! -



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wingdings wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:29 pm TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -
Thanks! I did soak the cap in SeaFoam overnight, but I will take it off and make sure it’s clear. Might even try to find one for a spare.
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wingdings wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:29 pm TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -
I did the WD40 and compresser blow-out stuff on the gas cap yesterday. Going on a group ride today. If the old girl gives me any trouble I'll be going after the petcock rebuild.

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Hear is a how too - Corky !! - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36257 - :D :D :D :D
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Heck, my memory is getting bad! Looking at my Cyclemax orders it looks like I bought one in May of 2017 and I am pretty sure I replaced it. I'll do a vacuum test on the installed one for a double-check.
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Well fella - I Know you did buy one - you replied to that post i did view the link i sent you corky fella - scroll down and your right there in the reply's Corky .. :D :D :D :D :D
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A petcock diaphragm would typically not be an intermittent issue, it is either torn or intact. Your problem would point more towards a failing fuel pump as they die a very slow death unable to keep a constant pressure at times.
Andy had the bases covered. :)


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