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1Back to top Go down    At a Loss on Mon May 07, 2018 1:50 am

Stumpy

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Every so often, my K100RT decides to behave like it is running out of fuel, it begins to miss fire and run on two cylinders.
Usually when I turn it off and restart it clears up, today I lost power and the bike stalled, it started a few times but would not pull away, then refused to start. I applied the choke slightly and the bike fired up and ran properly.
I know the bike needs a service, When I had the oil s changed the Gearbox oil was milky, the other oils were just old and black. I ran the first tank of fuel because I though it might be old and the cause. I have refilled and used a fuel cleaning additive. The bike is showing 47771 Miles. If I get a full 48000 mile service is the problem likely to go away? Or is there another underlying problem?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: At a Loss on Mon May 07, 2018 1:58 am

duck

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My first guess would be fuel tank connector going bad.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
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3Back to top Go down    Re: At a Loss on Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 am

RicK G

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@duck wrote:My first guess would be fuel tank connector going bad.
That's my first thought. I replace those connectors almost as soon as I get a K.


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