Bigfish Posted November 24, 2009 Share Posted November 24, 2009 First time this happened I had just put the tank back on the bike. Was low on fuel and heading to a gas station down the street. Was going along just fine in 4th gear when the engine just quite. Second time, this past Sunday I had gone 80 plus miles and was starting to ascend a mountain (Idyllwild) when the engine just cut out with no warning. This time I was in 5th gear. Thankfully both times there were shoulders on the road to pull over. I did not panic. Brought the bike to a complete stop, turned off the key and restarted. Bike worked fine after both episodes. This last one I did notice a fuel starvation upon restart. It was a little slow getting to smooth idle. By slow, I mean a couple seconds. Are these signs of a failing fuel pump? Could it be some kind of vapor lock? (both instances the tank had been removed prior to the ride) Anything else it could be? Very concerned because I have an 800 plus ride this Thanksgiving weekend. Link to comment
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