Weird problem... engine dies when you turn the handle bars to the Rt??

6 replies to this topic
  • Hopper

Posted August 21, 2004 - 07:34 PM


Has anyone seen this problem before? The engine will die just before the forks reach full turn, (about 1/2 inch before full turn is met). I've looked around the forks and there are no wires exposed or being pinched... just don't get it... Please help is ya can. Tks.

  • tdd6405

Posted August 21, 2004 - 07:53 PM


try to pull your throttle cable out a little bit so it doesnt get pulled tight when u turn the wheel

  • cowboyona426

Posted August 21, 2004 - 08:28 PM


I would double check the kill switch wires (especially if you run tall bars) and the decompression lever cable (if you haven't done the 450 cam mod).

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  • Hamish

Posted August 22, 2004 - 12:53 AM


I wouldn't mind betting your decomp cable doesnt have enough freeplay and it pulling your ex valve open when you turn your bars

  • Satch0922

Posted August 22, 2004 - 03:17 AM


I would double check the kill switch wires (especially if you run tall bars) and the decompression lever cable (if you haven't done the 450 cam mod).

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted August 22, 2004 - 07:07 AM


The decomp is engaging

check the route of the decomp cable.

  • Jeffro426

Posted August 22, 2004 - 07:47 AM


Yup, probably the decompression cable...when i tore my bike apart last year i had this coiled spring left over and couldnt for the life of me remember where it went. After my first ride every time i would turn the bars right, it would make this nasty sounding knocking noise and would die 9 out of 10 times....turns out that spring was what kept enough tension on the decompression lever at the head to keep it from engaging! :thumbsup:

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