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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Engine just stops running on its own

'95 ---Starting out, the bike runs fine. Two miles down the road, engine just stops while traveling. I thought I had a bad tank of gas. So, I ciphened it out and replaced with new from different station. Again going down the road, engine stopped while traveling. Any ideas? Yes, I checked all lead wires to plugs and seem to be in order. No, didnt accidentaly hit kill switch.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 07:27 AM
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My first guess would be the carb floats may be sticking.
Have ya Seafoamed it at all?
Second guess would be plugged vent lines.
Does the bike start back up easily after ya let it sit for a couple minutes or so?


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double check the battery cables to make sure they are tight

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SEAFOAM! Put some in the tank and let it idle for awhile. Then let it sit overnight and problem should be gone! That stuff is amazing!
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Check the vacuum line going to the fuel petcock. Two miles is about how far mine will travel on the fuel in the bowls and lines.
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yes to both hyper and thanks
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Thank you all. I will check all that you have mentioned.
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Does it shut down like there is an electrical problem, or does it sound like its starving for fuel and then stall.
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The ignition has been known to have dirty issues at times.
If it just stops and not stumbles might be that.

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Is the engine just shutting off/dying or are you actually losing all electrical power?
Does it start right back up?
I would wiggle the key/ignition and the ignition wiring (if you can get to it)while it's warming up ansd see if you have a bad ignition switch.
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