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post #1 of 6 Old 12-29-2006, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bike shutting off

After a short 100 mile ride yesterday,running on the highway coming home,
my bike acted like it ran out of fuel.Drifted off to the side of the highway,cranked it
for a couple of seconds,started up and ran fine for about four miles then the same
thing.I went down once in some mud about 50 miles before it acted up,so I don't
think that had anything to do with it.I'm getting ready to wash my bike(this will make
Kay happy)and tear into it.This is what I'm going to look for
Kinked gas/vent line to carb
vent from tank
vent from carb
Anyone have any other suggestions before I tear into the carb?
It doesn't seem to be electrical as there was no failure with lights or switches.

Thanks in advance

Mike

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-29-2006, 01:58 PM
 
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Hey Mike,
In my limited experience, the petcock vent line was the culprit for those symptoms. 'Course I've not been around that long!!

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-29-2006, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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OK,think I've got it.It was dark when coming home last nite and found a
compound problem.
1.The choke was about half on
2.One of the tie strings for my tank bag was underneath the gas cap
but was crushed right on top of the vent tube.

I'll let you know how it turns out tomorrow.Long ride sat. :smile:

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-29-2006, 03:42 PM
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My brothers KLR use to do that same thing. He would drain the float bowl and it would clear the problem......

The shortest distance between two points is a damn shame.......

I rode Broke Back mountain, and my a$$ is killing me.....
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-29-2006, 04:45 PM
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Sounds like it could be some water in there too. A few onces of "seafoam" will work wanders for the gas.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-30-2006, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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OK,Kay,bigrigger and I ran 160 miles of paved twisties today and no problems
seems I had the tank vent plugged,nothing serious


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