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Hello All,

I'm a brand new DL1000 owner and have been really enjoying the bike for the first two weeks I've had it......today I went out for a one hour ride and the bike stalled on me 3 times....always as I am slowing up for a corner or traffic light......just stalls out completely, it restarts immediately and I'm off again but a little unnerving when it happens it traffic...any ideas??

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Gary
 

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Very common on new 1000's. They are really tight. Make sure it's idling at 1200 rpm. It will stop stalling on it's own very shortly once you get a few miles on it.
 

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Along with the idel, check the Throttle Body Sync.(TBS) They seem to be way out from the factory.
 

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ADD FUEL! Mine stalled until I did the TBS, but it still did it every once in awhile until I TFI'ed.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll give it some time and if it doesn't go away I'll have them look at it at the 1000km service.
 

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Hey there, you are from my home town. Where did you buy the bike ??
 

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Hey, I'm also a new K6 1000 owner and I had the same problem. I now have 1000 miles on it in less than a month of ownership. It did go away for me after about 400 miles.

I first stalled mine about 200 feet away from the dealership. No problem, just whipped in the clutch and hit the starter again and kept going - didn't even stop. But it was annoying when it kept happening again and again and again!

I also had problems with the shift hanging up in neutral when going from 1st to 2nd, but that has now seemed to disappear as of yesterday.

Ride and enjoy!
 

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Hey, I'm also a new K6 1000 owner and I had the same problem. I now have 1000 miles on it in less than a month of ownership. It did go away for me after about 400 miles.

I first stalled mine about 200 feet away from the dealership. No problem, just whipped in the clutch and hit the starter again and kept going - didn't even stop. But it was annoying when it kept happening again and again and again!

I also had problems with the shift hanging up in neutral when going from 1st to 2nd, but that has now seemed to disappear as of yesterday.

Ride and enjoy!
I was wondering about the 1-2 shift, thought maybe it was my size 12 loafers...my Marauder did the same until it was well broken in.....
 

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Put at least 1-2000 miles on the bike before you jump to any conclusions.

In the meantime, check idle speed ~ 1200 rpms and TBS.

You'll be fine.
 

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My bike is an 05 dl1k with 6800 miles on it. Most from original owner. He didn't crank up the idle to the recommended setting and it was still cutting out. SO, I just up the idle, and no more problems. At, least not yet.
 

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Stalling

I have the stalling issues on a new 2014 DL1000. I have a theory. Every time it stalls, I am low on fuel. I think the fuel runs away from the pump just long enough to lose its prime. I am going to keep it full and see if it happens again. Will keep you all in the loop.
 

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Can't happen. The pump inlet is the lowest point in the tank. It's a bad practice in general to run very low on fuel. People who do that generally have more pump problems. Filling up when the last bar starts flashing is fine though. Going as far as you can with the last bar flashing very often is a poor practice. If keeping the fuel level higher helps, you may have a bad or clogged tank vent.
 

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Stalling

Well, it's official. The stalling is caused by low fuel. If the gauge is blinking and says you have 15 or 20 kms left, it's lying!
I've had a lot of bikes and always see what the limitations are as far as fuel reserves go. I've never had one as limiting as this but at least I know now not to push the envelope. If the gauge blinks, you better head for the pumps.
If the fuel tunnel is the lowest point in the tank, I don't understand how this could happen but after three consecutive tests, it did the same thing every time. Soon as you brake to come to a stop, the engine starves for fuel and quits. Soon as your level again, she starts right up. Last time I tested it, it stalled 6 times before I got to the fuel station. Not a good thing for such a large beast if your in traffic!
The thing that bothers me, is if the gauge says you have 20kms of range left, it should go 20kms. All I'm saying is, don't trust the gauge.
 

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I went 25km after the gauge said 0.. Something is wrong with your bike.
 

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Mine was flashing with 30km left to go today, it was at 20km when i got to the station, no stalls anywhere along the way, with several stops.
 

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You could convince me that momentarily during braking the inertia shifts the gas and has the pump sucking air. That would have like zero pressure for a moment so bile dies.

Don't stop when low on gas
 

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My bike is an 05 dl1k with 6800 miles on it. Most from original owner. He didn't crank up the idle to the recommended setting and it was still cutting out. SO, I just up the idle, and no more problems. At, least not yet.
problem with this bike if it has calif emissions, you cannot top off fuel tank has to be 1-2 inches from filler neck on calif emms if you fill to the top the fuel runs into the evap system clogs the charcoal canister and bam stalls every time
 
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