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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'm naming her Maybellene...

...after the old Chuck Berry song cause just like the song She won't be true. She's started doing that same thing with the carbs again.

I was out riding this morning and stopped on my way home for a cup of java. She started fine but then died about 2 blocks down the street and I had trouble starting her. When I got her started just like last time she runs rough and won't idle. I wonder if it's electrical and not carburation? Any ideas?

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...after the old Chuck Berry song cause just like the song She won't be true. She's started doing that same thing with the carbs again.

I was out riding this morning and stopped on my way home for a cup of java. She started fine but then died about 2 blocks down the street and I had trouble starting her. When I got her started just like last time she runs rough and won't idle. I wonder if it's electrical and not carburation? Any ideas?

r
No chance she is a California bike is there???? Mine bought new in Tenn. was, and the Cal. emission junk gave me the same problem you seem to be having till I removed it...
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No chance she is a California bike is there????
Nope. The guy I bought her from had all the original paperwork. She came from a dealership here in Jersey.

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Ron, they can sell the California bikes anywhere, I bought mine (new 06) from a dealer in Tenn.... If you remove the seat or maybe just pull back and up on the front and see a red & a blue sticker or 2 lines coming out of the gas tank it is a Cal. bike...
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Sounds like it could also be the phantom out of gas syndrome. Do a search on this site and get some info on it. Is the tank about full when this happens? Try opening up the gas cap and starting her up. It could be the gas cap vent is clogged.

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Dog. She's not a CA bike. The tank has only one vent tube.

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Good, it just acted exactly as mine did, and thats how I found out it was a Cal. bike... One vent tube, no Cal. bike... Then it would probably be as rubyrick has suggested...
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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
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