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Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
This is the second time that this has happened, but the first time that I could not start right back up and continue riding.

Rode the bike all day. Starting and stopping and running errands. Got to the last errand of the day and two blocks away from the house. Started up the bike. No problems. First gear and acceleration, no problem. Shifted into second, and the bike stalls out.

I allowed it to roll to the side of the road, stopped and turned everything off. Turned the key on and got nothing from the automatic starter. The neutral light and the odometer had power. No clicking. No chug-a-chug to start, but I smelled gas.

Got off the bike and called my rescue team. After about 30 minutes, I go back to the bike, turn the key, and it starts right away. I ride it home without a hitch.

Where do I start trouble-shooting guys? What would cause this?

Thanks in advance.


 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Rico:

If you hit the key and there's nothing, something is up that's electrical.

Check your cables and starter solenoid. Also, connections at the coils.

Good luck. And, let us know.


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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
TampaSVT wrote:
Rico:

If you hit the key and there's nothing, something is up that's electrical.

Check your cables and starter solenoid. Also, connections at the coils.

Good luck. And, let us know.


Rich


Thanks, Rich.

I'm assuming you're talking about the starter cable. Are you referring to the ignition coil and the pickup coil? Don't forget, I'm new at this mechanic stuff.

Rich, were you the one who had suggested a change in my starter and other related components to go with my MaxAir Flamewires? If so, I'm interested in looking into that. Do you have links and info regarding those upgrades?
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
just throwing out an idea.. could vapor lock be part of the problem ???
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
nightstar57 wrote:
just throwing out an idea.. could vapor lock be part of the problem ???

Since I'm a novice at all of this, I would have no idea, nightstar. What does that entail? What causes it?
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
I got the Dr House no logic theory. It's your kickstand cut off
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
JBubbs wrote:
I got the Dr House no logic theory. It's your kickstand cut off

You know what? That crossed my mind. But I don't remember the sequence of events after the bike died -- like was it in gear and did I do something to activate the kickstand cutoff?

I'll try to duplicate it tomorrow under the carport and see what happens.
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
http://www.maxairengineering.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MAX-1100-CABLE
this link is for flamewires..I just did that upgrade..made a big difference....no more dragging the battery down trying to fire....lol





Ricohoc wrote:
TampaSVT wrote:
Rico:

If you hit the key and there's nothing, something is up that's electrical.

Check your cables and starter solenoid. Also, connections at the coils.

Good luck. And, let us know.


Rich


Thanks, Rich.

I'm assuming you're talking about the starter cable. Are you referring to the ignition coil and the pickup coil? Don't forget, I'm new at this mechanic stuff.

Rich, were you the one who had suggested a change in my starter and other related components to go with my MaxAir Flamewires? If so, I'm interested in looking into that. Do you have links and info regarding those upgrades?
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Take the gas cap off next time it happens, if there is like whooshing sound, or the cap seems a bit hard to pull off, then it's a tank vent issue and causing a vacuum in the tank.
 
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Re:Flooding? Electrical? Both? 5 Years, 8 Months ago  
Erbman02 wrote:
Take the gas cap off next time it happens, if there is like whooshing sound, or the cap seems a bit hard to pull off, then it's a tank vent issue and causing a vacuum in the tank.

Thanks, Erb! I'll try that and work from there.

Edge51, I got the MaxAir flamewires for Christmas! They're wonderful!
 
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