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09-30-2009 10:49 PM
Motofan
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkat View Post
Seeing as a bash plate was installed, check your side stand switch and wiring.
Too, check your spark plug caps.
Thought about the bash plate and side stand switch. Will check plug caps tomorrow.

Thanks.
09-30-2009 12:19 PM
wkat
One more thing to check...

Seeing as a bash plate was installed, check your side stand switch and wiring.
Too, check your spark plug caps.
09-29-2009 09:26 PM
Motofan
Thanks Troopers!

Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
It could be a number of things but it's usually best to check the simple things first.

My first thought was the same as Greywolf's: water in the fuel. The hard braking and turbulence behind the truck could make the water move around and make the problem worse so it fits. Add some water remover, fill up a different (ideally Top Tier) Gas station that does a lot of volume.

I think something in the air-filter box could cause a similar effect so it wouldn't hurt to check there as well.

If that doesn't fix it I would be inclined to check the simple electrical connections like battery, the clutch cut-out switch connector, the side stand one, and that fuses are properly inserted.

..Tom
Thanks, vdum, greywold, scraig, V-Tom, uzidzit and dtalk;

I had just filled the tank at an Exxon. The bike had not been ridden for 7 weeks. I will try a gas additive. Could be electrical too. Cutting out felt maybe like bad fuel. But when it died on the interstate exit, I had downshifted and expected it to kick back in. Never did. That sounds more electrical.

You've given me some good starting points and advice. Thanks all!

Motofan
09-29-2009 09:18 PM
Motofan
Cool Springs

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Originally Posted by SCraig View Post
Not sure what the problem is, however we are fortunate enough to have a very good Suzuki tech here in Nashville. Ray Davie at Yamaha-Suzuki of Cool Springs is very, very good. He's worked on mine for 3 years and I've never had any complaints whatsoever.
I'll ask for Ray on the Suzuki side. I'm having a big issue on the Honda side right now and am not happy...yet.
09-29-2009 07:14 AM
SCraig
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motofan View Post
Scott, are they part of the Honda Cool Sporings bunch? Not having any joy with the Honda side at all right now. They ruined the motor on my Nighthawk 250, which was cherry. Very not happy with them. Zooki side is SUPPOSED to be different than the Honda side.

I need someone to talk to about it.

Motofan
Yes, they are the same overall company but different individual companies. I've dealt with both and have not had any complaints. The Honda side does the maintenance on my VFR.
09-29-2009 02:16 AM
dtalk Has all the scheduled maintenance been done?

I don't mean to sound like a broken record on this point, folks; I'm just speaking from hard, embarrassing experience.

-d
09-29-2009 01:53 AM
uzidzit
given your milage and the age of the bike it has seen very little use

if it has sat for a long time run a few tanks of fresh gas through it, and change the plugs out diying at quick stops, and hard cool morning starts are a sign of worn plugs in the sv motor, esp if the idle is set to low.
09-28-2009 11:47 PM
Motofan
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
It could be a number of things but it's usually best to check the simple things first.

My first thought was the same as Greywolf's: water in the fuel. The hard braking and turbulence behind the truck could make the water move around and make the problem worse so it fits. Add some water remover, fill up a different (ideally Top Tier) Gas station that does a lot of volume.

I think something in the air-filter box could cause a similar effect so it wouldn't hurt to check there as well.

If that doesn't fix it I would be inclined to check the simple electrical connections like battery, the clutch cut-out switch connector, the side stand one, and that fuses are properly inserted.

..Tom
Good starting places. Hope it's something as simple as this.
09-28-2009 11:44 PM
Motofan
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCraig View Post
Not sure what the problem is, however we are fortunate enough to have a very good Suzuki tech here in Nashville. Ray Davie at Yamaha-Suzuki of Cool Springs is very, very good. He's worked on mine for 3 years and I've never had any complaints whatsoever.
Scott, are they part of the Honda Cool Sporings bunch? Not having any joy with the Honda side at all right now. They ruined the motor on my Nighthawk 250, which was cherry. Very not happy with them. Zooki side is SUPPOSED to be different than the Honda side.

I need someone to talk to about it.

Motofan
09-28-2009 10:20 PM
V-Tom It could be a number of things but it's usually best to check the simple things first.

My first thought was the same as Greywolf's: water in the fuel. The hard braking and turbulence behind the truck could make the water move around and make the problem worse so it fits. Add some water remover, fill up a different (ideally Top Tier) Gas station that does a lot of volume.

I think something in the air-filter box could cause a similar effect so it wouldn't hurt to check there as well.

If that doesn't fix it I would be inclined to check the simple electrical connections like battery, the clutch cut-out switch connector, the side stand one, and that fuses are properly inserted.

..Tom
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