Love My Baby
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Rode to work 6:30 AM today, on the highway going about, well, forget about that part... but seemed to run out of gas, or maybe my battery was going, or whatever, but I pulled onto the right shoulder and the bike just died.
All the lights worked and the starter turned, but no go. Only had 98 miles on the odometer so I thought I should have gas, but maybe not. (I keep my petcock in the reserve mode until I'm close to empty, just to avoid getting crud in the tank). Called my wife to bring me some gas and called work to let them know I'd be late.
Then I remembered, the dreaded VAPOR LOCK! Opened the gas cap and waited a bit. Wouldn't start right away, guess because the gas lines were dry. Then after about 3 minutes, POWER!!!
Question for the group: Does vapor lock occur more easily when it's cold outside? Could something be crystilizing in the gas cap vent hole or something? That might cause a lack of fuel to the carbs. My baby runs excellently all the time, except for this incident. Got to work fine, made it home fine.
WEIRD!!! But definitely NOT COOL. I have to rely on my transportation, and this can't be allowed to happen or I won't ride my baby to work.
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install
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