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09-13-2010 07:39 PM
Mark B (4) Bad coil.

Thanks for all the help!

MB4
09-12-2010 10:16 PM
KLRonbo If you pull the plug and there is no spark during the down time don't get sidetracked like I did and just assume it is something major. sometimes it is just the simplest things and I hope it is this time
09-12-2010 10:14 PM
KLRonbo Man I had that same thing happen to me on my 09...I ended up bringing it back in under warranty cause I thought I tried everything...everything that is except the safety switches....I was totally embarrassed but it was the sidestand one.
09-12-2010 09:49 PM
vatrader Try this......run the bike until it quits. Bring what you need to drain the float bowl out. Re-seat the drain screw and attempt to restart it. May be a floater in there that interferes with the main jet. Humor me. Crap gathers in that bowl, and vibration, motion, jostling, stirs up the mix, and all it takes is a fleck to block the main jet. When you drain it, look for little sand grain sized black particles.

You may have an electrical / electronics issue. My experience has been that when components go, they go. The one component that will create a intermittent cut out is the CDI. But typically, they don't restart as you describe. Which makes me think fuel delivery related.

EDIT: Drag along a can of starting fluid. After draining the float bowl and attempting to start it, if it does not fire, [you'll need to crank it a bit to pump fuel back into the bowl] open the air box and shoot some starter fluid in as you crank it. If it fires, you have a fuel blockage. A one second burst is all you'll need.
09-12-2010 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark B (4) View Post
Danbklr, is having issues with his bike. Runs fine then just dies. waits five-thirty minutes fires right back up. It is getting fuel (I put a clear fuel line on) so, are we talking carb blockage somewhere?

Would like to here suggestions, I'm tired of picking his bike up off the side of the road.

MB4

Disable the safety switches first.

It's running good before it dies yes? So it's not the carb. Could be the electrical system but seems unlikely. Carry a spare plug and pull the spark plug cap next time it dies and check for spark.

Does it take longer to die with a 1/2 a tank vs. a full tank? Try opening up the gas tank cap and see if it starts.
09-12-2010 09:38 PM
Mark B (4) No,

Second tank of gas with the same issues. Have not drained the carb only because we see gas flowing to it???

MB4
09-12-2010 09:14 PM
vatrader Hey Mark. What have you guys done with this carburetor? Have you drained the float bowl after it quits, and try staring it again? And has this only happened with this tank of gas?
09-12-2010 07:59 PM
Mark B (4) Full tank of gas Paulo. Talked with Theotherbigjoe, and he thought it sounded like the coil heating up, so I disassembled my bike, and I am goint to put my coil on it and see how it play's out. I too had thought about the side stand switch, but I don't think that is the issue. (I could be wrong though)

Thanks,

MB4
09-12-2010 07:27 PM
Paulo888 How much fuel is in it? Below half tank with certain in line fuel filters may cause this. Kickstand switch Failing?
09-12-2010 06:56 PM
Mark B (4)
OK... what's wrong?

Danbklr, is having issues with his bike. Runs fine then just dies. waits five-thirty minutes fires right back up. It is getting fuel (I put a clear fuel line on) so, are we talking carb blockage somewhere?

Would like to here suggestions, I'm tired of picking his bike up off the side of the road.

MB4

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