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Engine cutting out--AGAIN
Written by obijuanak on 7/27/2010 at 06:41 pm

On Jul 27, 2010, at 10:27 , Gib wrote:

> I think Wolfgang hit the nail on the head. Its starving for gas, but because
of what? The fuel filter and petcock would be the easiest things to check first.
Just curious, how many miles on the bike?

This also happens when the fuel tank is not venting properly to atmosphere. The
pump creates a vacuum in the tank causing the same effect. Once the tank
equalizes then fuel flows normally again.

This is easy to check. When this happens again, stop immediately and remove the
fuel cap. If there is a sudden inrush of air you know you had a partial vacuum
in there and that the fuel tank venting system is not working properly.

Good luck!

Juan Goula
Fairbanks, Alaska
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