Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Stall after start
I have to guess that this has been covered before, but for the life of me I can't find it after multiple google searches of this site.
Last night, getting ready to go to work, I started the bike in the garage to warm up while getting the last pieces of gear on. After running seemingly fine for about ten seconds, the engine abruptly stalled. No choking, sputtering, or anything like that... just suddenly dead. I reached over, pulled in the clutch, hit the starter again, and after another few seconds it stalled again. After the third start, I revved the engine gently up to just above 2k rpm for a second or two, and that was the end of the problem for the rest of the night.
This morning, coming out of work, going through my usual routine, I started the bike while gearing up, and after a few seconds it stalled. Starting it a second time, I revved the engine gently for a moment, and it seemed to run fine thereafter.
The bike is an '09 650 with about 4500 miles on it. I generally run 87 octane. Oil was changed at 3k miles by me. Idle speed, as observed this morning, is right around 13k rpm (after the second start). Otherwise, the maintenance history on the bike is insignificant. I am in the habit of killing the engine with the side-stand, if that makes any difference...
Most "stalling" threads I found were only when coming to a stop. My bike does not stall other than when first started. This has happened once or twice before in the last couple weeks, but I had written it off as an anomaly. Twice in 12 hours really got my attention though.
Anyone have any good ideas? Thanks!
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