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Old 08-17-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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WTF is going on! Honda RC51

Ok, came close to running out of gas today. Off 45south and beltway 8. After losing power and coasting into the gas station. Actually topped the tank off. Now the thing is running like a 250. What gives?!!! I cant get it over 80 with FULL Throttle! I know on autos when the gas in the tank gets that low, it can cause trash to get in the fuel injectors. Is that the same thing thats going on with my bike. Any suggestion moto-ers!? Should I bet getting some type of fuel injector cleaner?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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That could be what happened. And if it is your going to need more than injector cleaner.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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take a torch and look in the tank and see if there is any funk in there. I would take the tank off, and check the fuel screen/filter.
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Sounds like you may have picked up a bad load of gas with some water in it.

Add some Stabil and some Seafoam and run it a bit to see if it'll clear up.

If you're still having problems, bring it by the shop and we'll listen to it, no charge.
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take a torch and look in the tank and see if there is any funk in there. .

Do not take a torch and look in the tank.
If you have water in the fuel you probably won't see it easily anyways.

How many miles are on the bike?
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Sounds like you may have picked up a bad load of gas with some water in it.

Add some Stabil and some Seafoam and run it a bit to see if it'll clear up.

If you're still having problems, bring it by the shop and we'll listen to it, no charge.

LOL, thanks Pat, you were going to be the first call in the morning LOL. I will try the Seafoam.
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yeap, how did you guess?
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Do not take a torch and look in the tank.
If you have water in the fuel you probably won't see it easily anyways.

How many miles are on the bike?
About 30K
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try taking off the PC and running it. rc's have bad vibs and can loosten ground connections or kill a PC all together. I had a rc not that long ago and refused to use power commanders on it. heard too many horror stories on speedzilla/rc51 site about symptoms like your having.
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I will try that after the Seafoam
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Good call on the PCIII Louis.
That's another possibility too.
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by torch ... maybe he ment flashlight and was just being all european on us?
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Not sure if those bike pumps are like cars; meaning they can burn up without being submerged in gas to cool them down. Just a suggestion.
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Not sure if those bike pumps are like cars; meaning they can burn up without being submerged in gas to cool them down. Just a suggestion.
on some bikes they are the same... (internal vs. external pumps)
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dangelo,
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