06model running poorly ... all of a sudden

5 replies to this topic
  • stev0

Posted July 25, 2009 - 10:17 AM


My 06 model has been running poorly.

She feels like starving when idling, bogs like crazy and when cold.

This just happened all of a sudden. However I did suspect it could be water in the fuel... Ive just hit reserve and the bike seems to idle better.

Now ive come to a couple of conclusions

The bike backfires (pops) down long hills
Does not idle well.
Seems to bog more then usual.

So here is what i thought

Faulty AIS Diaphrame (bike running lean)
Water in Fuel (bike not idling and performing poorly)
Valve clearances.

Any ideas?

Though of running my tank dry and getting fuel from another station...
before i rip the head open to inspect.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted July 26, 2009 - 06:25 AM


I think you are on the right track.

- drain all fuel
- drain float bowl
- inspect pilot jet- probably partially clogged
- clean (replace?) jet
- add fuel and start

  • wilb67

Posted July 27, 2009 - 10:25 AM


I would start by making sure air filter is clean and not clogged. If filter is clean,remove carb an do a thurough cleaning. Make sure all jets are clean and not plugged.

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  • stev0

Posted July 27, 2009 - 10:34 AM


I cleaned the airfilter and re-oiled it. I honnestly thought that was the problem.

But now it seems the bike runs better on Reserve then on the Main setting... Idles better and so on... could I be imagining things?

Fresh oil this afternoon. So thats taken care of.

  • redhurricane

Posted July 27, 2009 - 11:30 AM


Pull the petcock and verify that the screen is clear of debris.

  • stev0

Posted July 27, 2009 - 01:00 PM


Thanx ill give it a go!!!


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