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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Gas ???

I was on my way to work today riding my 04 Vulcan and everything was fine untill I merged onto the highway cruising aroung 70mph and than the bike started to sputter in rush hour traffic. The bike had plenty of gas, and than my second thought was I had left the petcock valve in the off position but it was on. The bike was sputtering this morning for around 3 to 5 miles, all of sudden the bike had power and when coming home from work it ran finE.

Was this bad fuel or should I be looking for another problem that may of caused the bike to sputter ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 09:25 PM
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Next time it does it try to open the gas cap. It may be the vent on the cap needs to be cleaned. Some ride with a spare key in the cap for this reason. I've never had this prob before but curtis has. He sometimes hits the cap while riding if it does it.

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I've read several threads stating similar symptoms where opening the gas cap worked. I've noticed that if I let go of the throttle and then slowly give a slight and steady increase on the gas, my baby pulls out of its sputter and all is well, sometimes after a few repeats of the above. I've not tried to open the gas cap while driving.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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When I purchased the bike it came with only one ignition key. I will call around today so I can have a spare key made. Thanks for the help and have a safe and happy 4th of July.
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