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Old 10-14-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Bike Starts and dies quickly

My buddy just bought a bike. It sounds like it wants to start, it turns over, and then dies instantly. It is a 2005 CBR. He has never had a problem with the bike. Rode it last week no problems. Today went to start and it started up, then idled for like a minute then died. Then tried to start again and it tried to turn over but then died and kept doing this everytime. It recently rained and the cover was blown off of the bike, during the storm. Has anyone had a similar problem, anything for him to try before taking to a shop.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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That's probably going to be fuel related, like clogged fuel filter. If it were ignition related, it probably wouldn't fire up at all. When it starts up but then is choked off, that's not enough fuel throughput to run properly. If it's fuel injected, check the filter, the fuel pump, the injectors, kinks in lines. Dump the tank and start with fresh fuel, in case someone dumped in there, or in case water got in there.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Could be water in the fuel. If the cover got blown off and it sat in the rain, it's possible the seal around the gas cap or the breather vent let water in.
Drain tank, look for water. Fresh gas, you may be ok.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:27 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
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had a similiar problem and it ended up being the fuel pump. as mentioned it sounds like a fuel delivery problem. with out having the bike in front of us it's kinda hard to figure it out
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:20 PM   #7
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Now that you say that, Dat Guy, I had a similar issue with a GSXR. Fuel pump went bad.
Easy fix but not real cheap :(
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What model / size CBR is it?
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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What model / size CBR is it?
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:08 PM   #10
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had the same problem and it was the exhaust valves were too tight.

once the bike was warm it ran fine... but cold start it would never stay running like it should.
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post as much info that you can think of.. when does it happen? cold start? after it was seating for a while? when was the last tune up? when did it started doing this? did it ran fine a day before?... as much info as possible.
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This is the first time this happened. Has had the bike a year and half. Never had a problem. We are going to dump gas and refill
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Is there gas in the tank?
A few years ago my lawn mower got left out in the rain and I had the same situation. It would fire a few times and then die. I put it up on the rack in the driveway and proceded to take the floatbowl off and dump out the water. Wasn't any. Started taking the carb off to see what was goin on in there when the wife stuck her head out the window and said, "Is there gas in it?"
I said, "Do you think I'm that stoopit? Shut up and go do some dishes or something!"
When she closed the window I popped the cap off and took a quick peek. - Bone dry.
Later, after it was running and I finished the grass she had the nerve to ask me what was wrong with it. But I was manly and honest about it and I confessed straight up to her that there was, ah, rust in the line, yeah that was the problem, rust, lots of it, but I fixed it....... "And don't put your nose in my business where it don't belong. I clearly know what I'm doing."
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #14
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I wish I was dumb enough to not check the gas first. That was the first thing I checked. I am going to drain the tank and refill with brand new gas.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:33 AM   #15
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