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Old 03-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bike broke down

I'm on my way home from work and my bike is running fine. I'm doing normal speed when I hear the engine go sour. Like it is running out of gas. I take the next exit and it stalls on the feeder road. I did however make it into a parking lot, thank .

When I tried to crank it back up there is no fire what so ever. Sounds like it is out of gas. It is deff NOT out of gas though because I filled it up last night, and checked it while in the parking lot. The fuel filter is only half full of gas while looking at it, and I can see the fuel level of the filter moving when cranking. So I think that ruels out the fuel pump..... I'm lost... I mean I just got my bike out of the shop and has been running GREAT. Has anyone had this happen to them???? Any advice on something that I can try before I have to take it back to Motorcycles Unlimited. Thanks guys
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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How do you know that it is not firing?
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well when I crank on it it is getting NO fire at all. I ran my bike out of gas once, and that is just what it felt like on the highway before I exited.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #5
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check spark , look for maybe a connector that came unplugged ... fuse maybe.. kill switch ...


if your getting gas then its electrical
I was thinking that but would it slowly lose power on the highway (over a mile)? I think it would just cut off instantly. idk
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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your still guessing unless you pulled a plug cap or plug coil and check fire while cranking engine...
oooh I see what you mean... i'm guessing that I'm getting fire so I really can say that until I know for sure. I get it. lol
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:19 PM   #8
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I just don't think it could be something major (wishful thinking I guess) I mean I just had Motorcycles Unlimited basicly overhual the bike. Carbs jetted, Plugs changed, new air filter, oil change......... it
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fuel , spark ,and air got to have those to run.. if you got those 3 then its major ..
yeah I hope it is not major.. but i will try some of those things you said in the morning and see if it can be a fix it in the garage sort of thing. oh well.. thanks for the advice guys gotta head out if you think of anything else post it on up. thanks
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I am going to side with badzx on this make sure you have fire first then fuel but it sounds like a fuel issue put your choke on full if it starts and then quits you are not getting enough fuel
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to find out if your getting enough gas just buy a can of carb cleaner and spray into the airbox after air filter would be best ...if it trys to run you got a fuel problem ...
+1 I'm just trying to think of ways to trouble shoot on the side of the road
I know on my old threewheelers Honda puts a resistor in the end of the plug wire i've had them burn out and it does something similar to your problem but these are one cylinder machines not 4 if that were the case a little lice of bare wire would get you home but I can't see all four taking a at one time let us know
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+1 I'm just trying to think of ways to trouble shoot on the side of the road
I know on my old threewheelers Honda puts a resistor in the end of the plug wire i've had them burn out and it does something similar to your problem but these are one cylinder machines not 4 if that were the case a little lice of bare wire would get you home but I can't see all four taking a at one time let us know
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hey jay, thanks for the help.. i'm acually at home now, I had my brother pick me up. Thanks for the PM... i'm going to try a few of these things in the morning (if i have time) but I will update this thread..... thanks again guys
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No problem give me a call when you start messing with it you would be suprised what can strand you I got stuck three miles from camp cause the gas cap vent got clogged with kiss keep it simple stupid words to live by
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How do you know that it is not firing?

Hey man, nice to meet you last night at HAK.
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my F4 had a similiar problem. It turned out that the wiring harness had a short and when the bike got hot it would stall out. when it cooled down I could start it again...and so on. Motorcycles Unlimited fixed it for a few bucks.
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Hey man, nice to meet you last night at HAK.

Same here!! GL getting ur bike back on the street.
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Check the fuel flow with the line off
open the gas cap and see if the vent is plugged
check the vent lines coming from the tank to make sure they aren't plugged

all assuming that you have good spark
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