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ajroberts

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ajroberts says:

Bike breakdown... help

I had the afternoon off from work (well finished early at midday) so I thought it would be nice as it was slightly dry to jump on the bike head out to the country side and stop at a pub and grab a late lunch, such a lovely plan.


Got 1 mile away from my house before the bike (Honda CBR600 fx '99 carb model) bogged down a stupid amount, as in, open the throttle up slightly and it just sounds like it is coughing spluttering and starving itself. Get just passed a round-a-bout when it cuts out and won't start, turn the engine over and it catches and get about another 500 m before the same. It couldn't keep its rev's up and stalled itself between gear changes. So call a truck to pick me up but half hour passes and I get the engine to start again so I cancel the truck and 2 miles further on the same thing happens... 4 hours out and 10 mins of riding. 

Any clue as to what might cause it? There is no blown fuse, battery is fine, enough petrol (full tank last saturday, got half left) no vacum in tank. Increasing the idle speed didn't help or using the choke.

:upset:

Cheers,

aj

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Now I'm no mechanic by any stretch

but is fuel not being starved anywhere ? Just thinking of the obvios first.

Quie

te a few good spanner men on here who will help no doubt

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ajroberts

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ajroberts says:

Maybe

The thing is though that it stopped working then worked for 2 miles then cut out. I will have a look at the filter tomorrow but it happened about 16 months ago as well and sent it to a honda garage but they couldn't figure out why it did it.

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Oh well there's your answer

Honda garage??? Stand well back and wait for big non existent repair bill!!

 

I take it all the filters have been checked, and as it' carbed nothing has got into fuel tank and causing a blockage ??

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Yank

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Yank says:

check your ground

"earth" cable and connex, wiggle the connections to simulate vibtration and check for consistant continuity..

one of the most overlooked issues, Good Luck

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

there you go

someone who knows,, go and do your wiggling :smile

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

have you run the

tank low or been stood for a bit........try draining/bleeding the carbs off?  :unsure: 

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

Mine did that

a while back, had to jump start it once. it was the regulator, completely fried itself in the end, but then im no mechanic either. in fact i have no idea what im on about:shock:Aj if you ever have problems with shrubs, borders or pruning issues i can help you with that :winkie:Hope you get it sorted

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I was going to

say what Yank said as well !!!:winkie:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

yank

i was just about to say that :lol:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

or I can help with

baking and jam preserving you know who to call

 

Just call us Florence and Gertie at your dispensary:shock:

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