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Old 12-19-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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Bike running poorly

Alright folks, need some advice please. Last Saturday I had to go to work for a little while, so I decided to take the bike. On the way home it started to die unless I kept the throttle rolled on just a touch. The exhaust had a much stronger smell than usual, but other than that and the dying it was not running poorly. Doesn't sound bad, doesn't feel like anything is wrong so I'm thinking bad gas. I check the odometer and I see that my gas light should be coming on any time now. I ride until the light is on and then for a bit more before heading home.

Fast forward to this morning. I get on the bike since it's the first time I have had a chance to ride since Saturday. I ride up to the gas station and fill her up (93 which is what I typically use). It's running great until I get off the HOV and all the sudden the same thing starts up. At the lights I have to stay on the throttle a little to keep it from dying. Same strong odor, but just like before, nothing else out of the ordinary. So now I am wondering if it might be a pattern that it's happening after it gets warmed up or if that might be coincidence.

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What's going on with yamahas breaking down
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check your basics;
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I know 03 R6's had a recall on the coil. I was informed by the previous owner (member in good standing here on the forums) that it was taken in and updated with the new coil. I'll check it out though. If a plug or plug wire was bad, wouldn't that cause it to not be firing on that cylinder therefore causing it to run rough regardless of rpm? Only time I have experienced that is in my wife's old car and that thing ran like when it happened. I'm a noob to bikes so I don't know, maybe it's different than cars in this area.

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I know 03 R6's had a recall on the coil. I was informed by the previous owner (member in good standing here on the forums) that it was taken in and updated with the new coil. I'll check it out though. If a plug or plug wire was bad, wouldn't that cause it to not be firing on that cylinder therefore causing it to run rough regardless of rpm? Only time I have experienced that is in my wife's old car and that thing ran like when it happened. I'm a noob to bikes so I don't know, maybe it's different than cars in this area.

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stop feeding the potato to the bike. you can also try using an injector cleaner in the gas, since your saying it smells like gas or check the coil,wires,boots and plugs if one of those things is bad it may not give you a problem untill it gets good and warm and will cause raw fuel to be expelled out the pipe
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stop feeding the potato to the bike.
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You can also try using an injector cleaner in the gas
Since I assume this is the easiest and cheapest of the problems, is there a recommended one for bikes?
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mmmm loaded baked potatoes ARE very good!
+1 making me hungry and I just ate.
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Try "Sea Foam" in the tank.

Likely NOT a coil/ wire issue, but check those connections anyway.

Probably is a dirty pilot jet or circuit, other issues could be vacuum leak or bad fuel filter.

Have you done anything to the bike lately? Taken off the tank? Was it sitting up for a while with fuel in it?

Like mentioned, try easy stuff first- air filter, electrical connections, battery connections, fuel filter replacement (if you have one).

My money points to dirty pilot jet/ circuit. Sea Foam may cure it without taking the bowls off- try it first.
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Try "Sea Foam" in the tank.

Likely NOT a coil/ wire issue, but check those connections anyway.

Probably is a dirty pilot jet or circuit, other issues could be vacuum leak or bad fuel filter.

Have you done anything to the bike lately? Taken off the tank? Was it sitting up for a while with fuel in it?

Like mentioned, try easy stuff first- air filter, electrical connections, battery connections, fuel filter replacement (if you have one).

My money points to dirty pilot jet/ circuit. Sea Foam may cure it without taking the bowls off- try it first.
Thanks Tom. Can I pick that up at any regular auto parts place?

The only work I've done recently is taking the tank off to get to the air filter and clean it (BMC). That was a while back now and it has been running fine since then until this past week.

It has not been sitting for longer than a few day span at a time, maybe a week max, but don't think it ever even sat that long. I don't think that qualifies for a long period of time, but thought I would mention it in case my assumption is incorrect.
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+1 making me hungry and I just ate.
Mmmm Jason's Deli ones, you know where they take 3/4 of two potatoes and squish it together to make one giant one?
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Alright, could just be paranoia setting in, but the bike just doesn't sound right. I got some sea foam and put a few ounces in the pretty much full tank. I started it up and was letting it sit there and idle. To me it sounds like it has a dang respiratory infection. It sounds deeper than normal but not as intense a sound. It also seems to have a ticking coming from it. I guess I'll start tearing into it tomorrow morning.

Any R6 owners have a service manual they are willing to share for an 03 model?
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Alright, could just be paranoia setting in, but the bike just doesn't sound right. I got some sea foam and put a few ounces in the pretty much full tank. I started it up and was letting it sit there and idle. To me it sounds like it has a dang respiratory infection. It sounds deeper than normal but not as intense a sound. It also seems to have a ticking coming from it. I guess I'll start tearing into it tomorrow morning.

Any R6 owners have a service manual they are willing to share for an 03 model?
Do you have a full tank now? Did you mix the Sea Foam to the proper ratio?

Did you check the other stuff I mentioned too? Clean your air filter? Check your wires?
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Do you have a full tank now? Did you mix the Sea Foam to the proper ratio?

Did you check the other stuff I mentioned too? Clean your air filter? Check your wires?
It said approximately 1 ounce per gallon, I have about 3.5 gallons in and put about 3-4 ounces in. I believe that is the proper ratio as I read it on the can.

I am changing out of work clothes and heading out to the garage with a stiff drink to dig in to check the other things.
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Thanks mud, so that first image is what houses the spark plugs? If I work those rubber rings out will that reveal them?

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