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post #1 of 5 Old 09-27-2012, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Stalling when fuel low

I've noticed a little issue of late that I was hoping someone could help me with. I've got a '07 Wee. When my fuels get down to one or two bars, the bike has a tendency to stall when coming to a stop. It may be more pronounced if I've been coming down a hill before I stop.

This never seems to happen on a full or semi full tank.

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-27-2012, 09:59 AM
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There was a thread about gas tank venting or related. Next time you experience it try opening the gas cap and then closing again and see if the problem goes away. If so it is related to gas tank or venting.

(I'm sure Greywolf will have the answer.)


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post #3 of 5 Old 09-27-2012, 10:00 AM
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Make sure the fuel tank is venting properly. When having trouble, pop the tank and see if you get an air rush noise. Is the clutch lever switch in proper condition, I.E., does the starter fail to crank unless the clutch lever is pulled in? A typical cause of failure to idle on an '07 or later Wee is a bad or badly adjusted TPS but the fuel level doesn't matter in that case.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-27-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'll give that a try and report back.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-01-2012, 01:09 AM
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If the venting is not the root cause, what about the fuel level gauge sending unit shown on page 8-33 of the factory service manual. Perhaps the fuel tank level is actually lower than what the gas level indicator displays. This page describes how to test the gauge. FYI, this manual is indispensible for working on your own bike. The Suzuki part no. is 99500-36135-03E and covers years '05 thru '09.

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