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post #11 of 80 Old 10-22-2009, 09:00 PM
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I highly doubt it's the doo. No way. Gotta be the gas or the filter. Or, if your the luckiest man in the world, it's just not venting.




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I think I am just the luckiest man in the world. I took it out for another ride last week and it was still not idling right. I brought it back home and put it away expecting to have to do some work. I took it back out on Sunday just in case and it ran great. Rode it to work today 75 miles round trip and it ran great. I opened the gas cap up and that was it. I don't know if it was a venting problem or a piece of dirt in the fuel or what, but it is running great again. Boy am I glad.
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post #13 of 80 Old 10-29-2009, 11:07 PM
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"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #14 of 80 Old 10-30-2009, 07:13 AM
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"...if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple..."*

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post #15 of 80 Old 10-30-2009, 10:17 AM
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Woah, how did that surface in your brain, Tom? You an old punker or what?

All those options are intriguing, but I'd be satisfied with knowing what made ya think of the tubes.

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post #16 of 80 Old 10-30-2009, 10:26 AM
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Um, well, I've banged my head a few times.

Just an old white punk on dope.

You know, those MarksAlot fumes...

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post #17 of 80 Old 10-30-2009, 12:32 PM
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I figured. I played in punk bands for a long time. We preferred massive quantities of malt liquor though.




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post #18 of 80 Old 08-25-2010, 07:26 PM
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I have 3600 miles on my 09. I changed oil at 600, and again at 3,200 and went to AmSoil. I did the 22 cent mod around 2,000 miles, WOW huge improvement. I just put on a K&N filter this past weekend at around 3,500. Rode to work on Wednesday and had to switch to reserve on the way there. Had a meeting and went back to the office on reserve (5 miles). I filled up on the way home, about 1.5 miles from the office. When I tried to start it back up at the gas station, it barely started. Finally did, but backfired and died several times before I finally got it running. Died several times on the way home (27 miles) when I had to stop at a stop light. Seems like it is only doing it at idle, or very low RPM. Anyone have any ideas what may have happened?
I live in Arizona and had the same problem, it was do to over filling the fuel tank, in the Az heat the fuel would expand and vent into the vaper recover system. The fuel would saturate the charcoal in the canister and the tank had no way to vent .This can be checked very easly by opening the fuel cap, if you hear vacume the tank isn't venting, and the bike will now start. You can pull off all the vaper recovery stuff or you can just pull the small or thinner hose off the back of charcoal canister located behind the left side cover, this will vent the tank to the air. I also took the vacuum hoses from the vaper recovery system off the carb and fuel petcock and bypast the T with one vacuum hose to minimize fuel starvation do to vacuum loss. I left all factory hoses in place so they can be quickly be hooked up so the tree police willn't be the wiser. This fixed it for me good luck 09 red because red is faster
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I live in Arizona and had the same problem, it was do to over filling the fuel tank, in the Az heat the fuel would expand and vent into the vaper recover system. The fuel would saturate the charcoal in the canister and the tank had no way to vent .This can be checked very easly by opening the fuel cap, if you hear vacume the tank isn't venting, and the bike will now start. You can pull off all the vaper recovery stuff or you can just pull the small or thinner hose off the back of charcoal canister located behind the left side cover, this will vent the tank to the air. I also took the vacuum hoses from the vaper recovery system off the carb and fuel petcock and bypast the T with one vacuum hose to minimize fuel starvation do to vacuum loss. I left all factory hoses in place so they can be quickly be hooked up so the tree police willn't be the wiser. This fixed it for me good luck 09 red because red is faster
Oh, I'm glad I just read that. I fill it up that far too, but won't be doing that any more.
and, x2 on red.

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There are also a couple of orange rubber vent gasket thingies inside the gas cap that you can remove to improve venting of the tank. There is a photo play by play on this site of it somewhere. I did it ICW my .22$ mod. My surging, and otherwise poor throttle response and rough idling went away immediately. Haven't had an issue since. Love this site.

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