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Old 04-15-2015, 06:23 AM
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bike dies at light

Hello just picked up my 98 superhawk 996 only 9k miles on it. Only issue I have had is when I'm riding and I come to a stop it dies on me at a light. Starts right back up. I thought it was a freak thing so I kept riding and the next day it died when I came to a stop again. Any ideas?
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:51 AM
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Start with a carb sync.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:08 AM
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Set idle to 1200 to help avoid carb fart stalls.
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Get the carbs set up and then finish breaking in the engine as they all did that when they were new with low miles.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:21 AM
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Adjusting your TPS to 500 ohms drastically changes the idle condition, for the better. Mine measured 800+ at factory setting. An easy task to do with good rewards.
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What rpm is your idle? I would guess dirty carb slow jets and/or dirty gas or condensed water in your gas.

You can adjust your idle but that's a band aid not a fix unless its super low now.
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With such low miles, your carbs probably are gummed/varnished up from all that sitting. Try running some carb/fuel injector cleaner through a couple tanks and as stated, make sure your idle is about 1200. Unless you have the money and/or knowledge to tear into them for a more thorough cleaning.

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