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post #1 of 18 Old 05-22-2013, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thought I was out of gas. But no

Ripped down freeway 5000rpm. For about 4mi. Though i was out of gas so i switched to reserve. Bike died pulled over would not start few trys. Lokked in tank some gas still. Putt gas switch back to on ,then bike started. Did the opening of the tank indicate vacuum issue? 2013 should not be any worn out parts. Not sure where to focus investigation. Seems fine now.
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At that RPM you probably did momentarily run the carb out of fuel in the process of switching to reserve.

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At that RPM you probably did momentarily run the carb out of fuel in the process of switching to reserve.
This has never happened to me. I often run down to reserve before I fill it up. When the bike starts to mis-fire or starts to stall out I just flip it to reserve and it's almost instantaneous. (Note: I'm on a Gen 1 so maybe my bike is different)

I do wonder how a 2013 model would have any sort of problem. Maybe a trip back to he dealer to have them make sure it's been setup properly?

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so weird!

I let off throttle before switching to reserve. It acted just like it was out of gas. Then totaly fine. I can go back to the dealer but then no bike for a few days. In the spirit of being a klr owner i would like to figure it out.
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If it's fine now just ride it.

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post #6 of 18 Old 05-22-2013, 12:44 PM
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They must have used pinesol to fix it I bet!!!

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Ripped down freeway 5000rpm. For about 4mi. Though i was out of gas so i switched to reserve. Bike died pulled over would not start few trys. Lokked in tank some gas still. Putt gas switch back to on ,then bike started. Did the opening of the tank indicate vacuum issue? 2013 should not be any worn out parts. Not sure where to focus investigation. Seems fine now.

My '08 started dying when I would switch it over to reserve. I had to stop a couple of times and use the starter.

I discovered that the charcoal cannister vapor recovery thing (left side by shock) had gas in it. I know that it can get filled with gas if the bike has been over on it's side but mine hadn't. I'm thinking that over time gas built up in there. I took it off and routed a longer tank vent hose (that was connected to the cannister) down the frame towards the ground. Also there's a vacuum line that goes into a 3 way T (for the petcock) that needs to capped or eliminated.

No problems switching to reserve since.

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being bone stock i bet it runs lean and the switch over was enough to starve it

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They must have used pinesol to fix it I bet!!!
I'm going to have to adjust the numbers in the Pinesol thread. That's another two endorsements.

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so far so good!

No problems cruised around all day no issues. Some kind of fluke i guess. I will report if it happens again.
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