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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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High winds cause the motor to die

I rode my bike to work yesterday and it did perfect but when I left there was a 40-50 m.p.h cross wind, while doing 45 mph every time I got a gust of wind the engine would fall on its face and would almost die. I have never heard of a problem before so any input would be great because it has me stumped.
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Sounds like the wind blowing into your carb breather vent, have you done the earshave if so where have you put the carb breather pipe, if not the breather in the right side air filter is it located properly in the rear of the filter housing
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Sounds like the wind blowing into your carb breather vent, have you done the earshave if so where have you put the carb breather pipe, if not the breather in the right side air filter is it located properly in the rear of the filter housing
x2 Sounds like the carb vent hose is not pushed into the backside of the right ear. There is a square slot for it to be pushed into. Cut the tip of the hose at about 45 degrees angle before pushing it in.

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x2 Sounds like the carb vent hose is not pushed into the backside of the right ear. There is a square slot for it to be pushed into. Cut the tip of the hose at about 45 degrees angle before pushing it in.
The vent pipe pushes into a round slotted hole at the side of the square hole well it does on my filter case unless different to a USA model
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The vent pipe pushes into a round slotted hole at the side of the square hole well it does on my filter case unless different to a USA model
You may be right. I'm having a brain cramp this morning. You are right. Round slotted hole

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Check out post 13 of this thread for picture
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You may be right. I'm having a brain cramp this morning. You are right. Round slotted hole
Never mind JM2001 I'm like that everyday think its my age don't know about you
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I have not done the earshave but I did replace the filters so maybe I didnt get it put back.
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Thanks for the info everyone im gonna check it out
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No problem hope it works out ok
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