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stalling while idling

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Post by Billpan58 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:46 am

came back tonight after half hour ride, bike stalled in front of gate while idleing, has done it a couple of times also at lights as i put into gear from neutral. any thoughts apprecieated



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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by partshunt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:15 am

What do you mean "at lights when gpoing into gear"? You mean the oil lamp comes on? Generator lamp comes on? headlights? what?
As for stalling.

1- idle speed low or set rich, loading up.
2- float level hi or float needle leaking, or both. causing loading up & too rich to run.
3- Timeing or electrical, like weak battery and can only get good spark from the generator when up to speed above idle.
Probably and possibly none of the above, may need more diagnosing.
Anyhow, please explain the light comeing on, I'm not too clued up on that one yet......Joe

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by badbird » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:19 am

im sure he means when he is waiting at stop lights/traffic lights whatever you call them over there

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by partshunt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:03 pm

Yes, ok, that makes more sense to me. Couldnt think of that at the time I posted. Thanks...joe

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by caschnd1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:16 am

Are you running a stock points ignition or an electronic module? If it's electronic, I suspect you have a bad battery. When you get to idle the generator will not put out much power. A bad battery will draw the voltage down especially if you have the lights turned on. The electronic modules will usually shutdown at around 9 volts.

If you still have points, you've got something else going on.

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by Billpan58 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:04 am

i'm running electronic ignition,i'll have to check battery.going to try increasing idle in mourning. head lite appears good when you turn ign. on. may try to get load tested.

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by Billpan58 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:06 am

stop lights is where it stalls at

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by Cotten » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:40 pm

Points work at lower voltages than the space-age stuff?

Sounds like a life-saver to me!

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Re: stalling while idling

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Post by jdpan » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:37 pm

Kinda almost sounds like a clutch issue... Idles in neutral, engage clutch, put in gear, stall because of the load on the clutches not fully disengaging... ? Does the bike lunge at all when in gear and clutch engaged?

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