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Old 08-07-2007, 11:57 AM
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Fuel problem/vent?

Been scrolling through and possibly have an answer to my problem but thought I would poll opinions here. I rode my hawk this past weekend and had no problems until.... Went to the gas station ran great all the way. Filled up and headed for home (bout 3 miles) ran bad all the way back. Could easily roll on the throttle and rpms would build but it acted like it was starving if you cracked it harder than a grandmother drives. I really thought either a loss of spark (intermittent), fuel starvation, or contaminated fuel considering the problem started immediately after fueling. I suppose I topped it off but no more than usual.

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:24 PM
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Contaminated fuel could be it. I live in the NE and just got to run down on the ethonal from a friend at a marina here. The problem is so bad he has a truck filled with fuel filters for service calls. He has seen etching and pitting in marine carbs and other parts of the fuel system just form sitting only a month with out use. The other problem is the fuel we get dosen't mix at all with fuel sold in the south. It almost gels immediately. This is a big problem! He has recomeded replacing the filters every 10 hours instead of the 90 hour expected life.
We alos had a problem a few years back when we filled our bikes before a track day and we all had problems. When we talked to the Honda dealer he said to run dry gas because he had seen a lot of contamination in other customers bikes.
I'd start there, Gool luck
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:36 PM
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Vapor lock from being over filled. It probably runs fine now after having some time to equalize. Next time pull over, stop, and pop open the fuel cap for a couple of secs.
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