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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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testing today. With this being florida and my luck, chances are the cap will fly off, followed immediately by a thunderstorm directly focused on the gas hole. but we'll see. My commute to work is about 8 miles. So far first leg no issues but I see it more on my commute back home.

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Took a longer route home, bout 12 miles or so rather than the straight 8 and with a stop in the middle for a short errand (which sometimes would trigger the issue on the second leg of the trip). The problem did not pop up.

Considering how elusive the issue is, I'll keep running with the cap loose for at least one whole gas tank and see what happens. I might also try to run with the cap fully on for a few trips see if it comes back, and then leave it loose again and hope for it to go away.
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interesting thread to follow...good luck finding out where the problem lies..wish I could offer some helpful advice but my advice would only create more unneeded issues.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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Update so far.

Was out of town for a bit and it's also been raining quite heavily so haven't had the chance test ot much except for the past few days. Been running with gas cap loose and havent had the issue so far so the hypothesis is looking good so far.

I'll keep running like this for the remainder of the gas in the tank and see. If this were the issue, what's the best way to approach it? is it easy enough to find a cap for the '02 Intruder? how do I go about keying it or is the lock easily swappable? I haven't looked closely at it.

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So I think I've ruled out the gas cap being an issue. I've run it quite a while with it loose and the problem will come back every so often pretty badly. My work/home commute is now about 20 miles (moved recently) so it has gotten quite frustrating when it does it and Im still 10 miles from home having to wrestle the bike back through endless sputters and backfires. A shame cuz I really want to enjoy my new commute, longer but the ride is great.

Yesterday I decided to try out the test my shop suggested months ago which was to bypass the fuel pump and go straight from petco to carb. With a full tank, weight should be enough to get gas to the carb so I ran it idle for about 10 minutes or so, hopefully enough time for the carb to want more fuel from the tank. It ran fine like that until I decided to take it for a spin around the neighborhood to test it out before going for a longer ride. About 20 seconds out the problem came right back up so I just turned aroudn and went back in.

At this point I'm thinking theres something wrong with the carb, maybe stuck float? I had taken the carbs out and had the shop clean it so one would assume that would not be the issue but nothing else makes sense.

The it-still-runs article below mentions most of the symptoms I experience but I dont want to jump to conclusions. I'm running out of options other than test it by finding a carb on ebay and putting it in.
https://itstillruns.com/signs-sympto...t-7798023.html

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I've been reading this Thread and it sounds a lot like the same issue I currently have. Did you finally get it working? if so, what was the issue..

After spending about $1,200.00 and still no fix. I finally took it to the dealership. Hopefully it wont hurt to sit down after they get done.

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