Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Apache junction Az
Before you take the carb off, when the bike stalls open the gas cap. Your tank may not be venting. This happened to me. If you over fuel your bike gas runs into the vapor recovery system. This fills the charcoal canister and stops the tank from venting. On hot summer days sitting in the sun, fuel will expand in the tank and run into the system as well. If the bike sits long enough the canister will dry on it's own. The bike will be okay, until you over fill the tank. The owner's manual tells at what level to fill the tank.
The best thing to do is remove the vapor recovery system. It will also make it easier to adjust your pre-load. Getting rid of that plastic cylinder you have to unstrap to get to the adjuster.
If you live in California just pull the lines at the back of your tank under the seat. Marked with a Red and Blue dot. Run a hose to the swing arm from the nipple marked with a blue dot. This will vent the tank to the air. Put a vacuum cap on the Red. When the tree Nazis come around, it's a quick reconnect.
It's an easy check just open the fuel cap if the bike run, it's not venting. If you don't have a vapor recovery system, DISREGARD ALL THE ABOVE lol