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Old 02-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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First nice day so I figure ill ride up to the office. Did a full ride precheck and all is good. She started rough since its been 2 weeks from last start but she smoothed out. Been on a battery tender whole time. Reserve bars just kicked in.

I head out, she's responding fine. Get 4 blocks from the house and I feel her losing power. I intentionally took the locals instead of the highway just in case. I pull over and she's barely holding 1k and dies. No restart. Almost acting like she's outta gas but can see gas in the tank.

Waiting for roadside now.
 
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:40 PM
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Damn man :/ Did you end up replacing that air filter? I don't remember how you solved the problem last time but that's the first place I'd look
 
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:52 PM
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Bad gas is the diagnosis. Had the tow truck driver bring 2 gallons of 93. Poured it in, shook the bike from side to side. Fired up coughing and sputtering.

Gonna get a new filter, some seafoam and maybe plugs.
 
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Sorry Kuro that sucks man. I would be pissed at that gas station!! It's funny, the difference between winter and summer gas...I was getting 180 miles to the tank for a while then randomly 125 in the last 2 fill ups? Odd. It'l be interesting what I get now with the BMC and PC3 installed
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
Bad gas is the diagnosis.
Did you put Stabil in it?
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by R Dub View Post
Did you put Stabil in it?
Hadn't done that before hanging up my jacket but there wasn't enough left in from the last ride to worry bout. Only dropped a gallon in before heading to the office because the gas station by my house has screwed me before with gas.
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:49 AM
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Lesson learned here folks. Always fill up and put Stabil in at the end of the season. I have always done this and never had a problem. Anyway Kuro hope you get it back in perfect running condition and asap. Sorry to hear about your troubles.
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
...the gas station by my house has screwed me before with gas.
If this is indeed a fact, you need to report it to the state. Fuel is regulated for quality to meet standards. Whether the station is the culprit for stretching fuel or their supplier is, this needs to be reported to insure that its corrected asap.
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:49 AM
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Lesson learned here folks. Always fill up and put Stabil in at the end of the season. I have always done this and never had a problem. Anyway Kuro hope you get it back in perfect running condition and asap. Sorry to hear about your troubles.
Nah was the gallon that chit station gave me. Since putting her up for the winter, she started and ran fine to 180 with what was in her.
 
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