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Old 09-12-2016, 06:54 AM   #1
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Okay guys, my bike is having issues with shutting off whenever I start it. It will start for a minute, rpm's will drop and it will shut off. Checked my ignition coils, changed plugs, I just dont know what is going on. It is not throwing codes or anything. My question is, does anyone recommend somewhere I can take it? Considering I do not know what is going on with it, how would it be diagnosed by a shop? I'm guessing they would want to charge me out the to diagnose it. Thanks guys.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:13 AM   #2
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Does the idle still run low when the engine warms up? Could just be the idle screw..
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:41 AM   #3
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Aftermarket exhaust? I'm betting so.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:07 AM   #4
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Did you check the tire pressure?
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Mileage? When you start getting close to a valve job the R6's have a subtle way of letting you know.
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check voltage could be stator, r/r, or bad battery. These newer bikes do some wonky when they aren't getting enough volts. Or take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and be done with it lol
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:27 AM   #7
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Brandon is pretty spot on.
The R6 valves tighten up considerably and will cause idle issues.
Frequently they do it well before the recommended mileage interval.
How many miles are on the bike?
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Brandon is pretty spot on.
The R6 valves tighten up considerably and will cause idle issues.
Frequently they do it well before the recommended mileage interval.
How many miles are on the bike?
Never realized that valves being out of spec could cause this. I was leaning more towards a fuel delivery issue... Learn something new everyday
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:58 AM   #9
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Most shops will charge you a diagnostic fee if you just want to source the problem, but usually if you have them do the work, they waive the fee.
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I recently put a new battery in it. Once the engine is warm, idle raises a bit. It does not always die, but when it does it is usually when it is warming up. Once it is warm it acts fine, but it has shut off on me on start up a few times when warm as well. Yes, I do have an aftermarket exhaust on it, however my ECU is flashed for it. It has 15,500 miles on it and valve adjustment isnt usually due until 26,600 for my bike.
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I recently put a new battery in it. Once the engine is warm, idle raises a bit. It does not always die, but when it does it is usually when it is warming up. Once it is warm it acts fine, but it has shut off on me on start up a few times when warm as well. Yes, I do have an aftermarket exhaust on it, however my ECU is flashed for it. It has 15,500 miles on it and valve adjustment isnt usually due until 26,600 for my bike.
This definitely sounds like the valves are the issue. I would talk to Patrick, they even offer a MotoHouston discount as well
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:15 PM   #13
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What I am also getting at is, what if it does not need a valve adjustment and it is just a fuel issue or something? It would suck to have a valve adjustment done and pay all that money when that isnt even the issue.
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:22 PM   #14
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Dude, you're going to need a valve adjustment done regardless. If it's not the issue, they're going to check everything else prior to that. If they believe it is the issue, they will call you and inform you and get your consent to work.
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Oh instead of asking here, why don't you call a shop and ask and see how they. I would recommend Motorcycles Unlimited.
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you know you could check valve clearance your self for free , and if out of spec move on to Patrick at Motorcycles unlimited like suggested by others .
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