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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Don't know what my deal is but I've had gas problems 3 times in the last two months. Event 1 I actually ran out, I was on a shakedown ride just after rejetting the carbs, I'd messed it up so was just dumping gas thru cyl #1. Tank was on reserve and just a couple miles in it leaned out and died. I coasted as far as I could and pushed the bike along about 1/10 a mile to the gas station. Frigging drag with the cages zooming past.
#2 I was on my test ride after doing the valve clearance, same deal- leaned out and died AT THE SAME PLACE ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? but just before I started pushing I checked the gas valve- on main this time, flipped it to reserve and was back in business. Whew!
Event #3 was today- gas gauge said I was at the bottom of main but reserve should still be there and the engine started leaning out (miles from a gas station yikes!). I flipped to prime and it picked up again. Near the station I tried main again, leaned out again. Tanked up and its running OK now, we'll see. The Bandit has a vacuum operated fuel valve, I wonder if theres something going in there- though no indications of a vacuum leak. We'll see...
'02 Suzuki Bandit 1200S