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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Will Only Run On Reserve

I've Got A Problem With The Bike Starting. A Couple Days Ago I Was Riding Down The Highway And The Bike Started To Stumpled. Reved The Throttle Problem Went Away For Awhile. Yesterday Was Riding To Work And Bike Shut Off Like Starving For Fuel. Had 3/4 Of A Tank. Switched To Reserve Bike Started And Ran Fine. Switch Vavle Back To On Bike Shut Off. I Think I May Have Somthing Stuck In The Tank Or Line Due To It Running Fine If On Reserve Side.
Also This Sea Foam Stuff Would It Help To Rune That Or Should I Remove My Tank And Clean It Out. Bike Only Sat For About 1 Month This Winter. Also Can You Find Sea Foam AT Auto Stores.

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I can find Sea foam at Napa, Lee auto, and Murries.
It is great stuff, you may have a plugged pickup or the valve may be plugged.
They flow through the same lines after the valve so I would not say that.
Good luck and happy riding.

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I agree, I'd try seafoam first, run it a little and let it sit soaking in seafoam overnight. If that doesn't fix the problem, I'd pull the petcock and have a look at it. Maybe the diaphram is chewed up inside the petcock and causing a blockage with it on run.

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