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Old 05-17-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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bike doesn't start at a certain gas station

A couple weeks ago I ride my bike to work and everything is fine. I go to a gas station on lunch and my bike won't start. I walked it back to work since I was about half a mile away. I figured it was the battery so I took it to a shop and they tested it and the battery was fined just drained. So I put battery back in and have the bike towed to a shop. Get a call a few days later saying they couldn't find any issues. I ride it a couple of times since then with no issues. Fat Forward about a week same thing rode to work, went to the same gas station on lunch and bike wouldn't start again. I rolled the bike away from the main pumps and it started right up. Could there be something at the gas station affecting my bike. As coworker said it might be a grounding issue when I put the kick stand down. I'm very puzzled and don't want to get stranded away from home. Bike is in great condition only has 5000 miles on it. Any ideas
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #2
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Could be kickstand switch going bad by not making good contact or possibly loose.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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I should rephrase, the bike starts but as soon as I let go of the throttle it dies.
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I should rephrase, the bike starts but as soon as I let go of the throttle it dies.
Well, that rules out aliens.
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yamaha I got a friend thats dealt with similar on his R1.
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Try a different gas station and see if it happens again. You may be parking too close to the underground storage tanks , which when near full capacity, disrupt the earth's magnetic field, which changes the inductance of the ignition coils and any wire-wound relays, resulting in an small opposing current, thereby decreasing spark and coil strength.
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Do you know what ended up being the problem?
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #9
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I haven't had this issue at any other gas stations, both times it happened I did park at a gas pump.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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Honestly not sure. I bought the bike used. I was told it's not the original, the shop that charged it up to test said the battery was fine. I tried to buy a new battery from them but they didn't want to sell it because it wasn't the problem
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Try a different gas station and see if it happens again. You may be parking too close to the underground storage tanks , which when near full capacity, disrupt the earth's magnetic field, which changes the inductance of the ignition coils and any wire-wound relays, resulting in an small opposing current, thereby decreasing spark and coil strength.
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kinda sounds like you need a carb rebuild honestly. or aliens
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quick reverse the polarity!
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kinda sounds like you need a carb rebuild honestly. or aliens
FI if its the r6. Check battery connections. I would pull the seat crank it up and wiggle a few wires and see if you can get it to shut off.
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Put your kill switch in the "ON" position......
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Maybe the bike is telling you to stop buying gas at that station.
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