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Old 04-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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my bike died...

i ride a fz6 i was on my way home and went to zip around an 18 weeler and had to slam on my breaks, i stopped fine but as i came up on the traffic i noticed my bike was off! I hit the start button and it came on and was fine for the rest of the ride. What the happend?
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Check you battery connections, could be they came just loose enough under hard braking to kill the bike.
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I posted earlier but guess it was deleted.

If you panic stop and dont pull in the clutch, locking up the rear tire can stop the engine since its not allowed to spin freely.

A carbed bike could starve if the gas doesn't get down to the engine(gravity drain) but that would have to be a long duration without gas.

Also if the idle is set low it can die due to the transition from power to idle circuit.

If the FI light comes on again or problem reproduces, then look into it.

If the batt terminals were loose all the lights would be out.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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just get into a habit pulling the clutch and the brake in a panic stop you would hate to lock up that rear tire
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Originally Posted by QUICKGIXX View Post
just get into a habit pulling the clutch and the brake in a panic stop you would hate to lock up that rear tire
You really don't want to pull in the clutch in a panic stop. At the track the major braking areas are the equivalent of a panic stop. I don't pull in the clutch, nor do any of the riders that I know. Take a look...

And here is Larry Meyers on my bike running 45's.

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