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post #1 of 4 Old 08-31-2018, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Whats wrong ? Cycle dies at a stop

My 2009 DL 650 has been dying when I come to a stop. This seems to happen first thing in the morning on my way to work. It then will have trouble starting and when it does, it almost red lines even tho i am not accelerating my throttle. Then it will seem to rev high and only top out at 40 mph until it gets "warmed up" ? Then it will seem to be ok with an occasional chug or lurch. The same happens when I leave work. But it seems to be fine after riding for a while and has only died at my first stop of any ride, either coming from or going to work. Is it possible something is in the tank? I have been using premium octane and was thinking of draining the tank to clean it or if thee may be an additive I could use the next time I fill up?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-31-2018, 03:51 PM
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I have never worked on nor owned a 650, but that is how the 1000 acts when the TPS (Throttle position switch) is either going out or way out of adjustment.

"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-31-2018, 09:36 PM
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With the bike off, twist the throttle a half dozen times or so. See if that eliminates the bike dying for a while. If so, there is probably some crud built up on surfaces.

That was one bit of advice I received here and it has worked for me so far.
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