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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel issue

Guys, I have an '06 1300c and am having a fuel issue this morning. The bike will start fine and run with the lever on the reserve setting. As soon as I switch it back to the regular position it shuts down. Definitely not getting fuel in the regular setting. I've had the bike for 4 years and it's been bulletproof. I can only ride on the weekends so I always shut the gas off and run it out of the carb for the week. Like I said it's never given me any grief before now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 12:24 PM
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Umm, its got a full tank of gas right? When I do that it means I need gas. Now, once I did have the bike drain all the fuel into the engine. Check oil level, if it smell like gas, overfull and really thin this may have happened to you....idk

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Definitely has plenty of fresh gas. Almost a full tank.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 01:12 PM
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My VTX does not have a reserve switch.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 01:37 PM
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I would grab a new screen, gasket and diaphram assembly. Remove petcock, clean, and reassemble with the new parts. Items 4 and 5. I believe 8 comes with 4.

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Moved to 1300 Step by Step section for better coverage. Leaving redirect in General board for one month.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 10:23 AM
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Any vacuum noise when you remove the filler cap?
Check vacuum hoses for cracks on interior of hose plus exterior.
Partial vacuum may flow enough to run engine from bottom of tank (reserve)
but insufficient flow from main pickup tube which is about 2" higher up.
Fuel flow test--remove fuel line from petcock,
apply vacuum to vacuum port - fuel should flow from petcock.
Moving the spring from one side to the other makes it a manual petcock.
The Link>> Remove vacuum requirement from stock pet****.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 08:06 PM
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I never turn mine off. Only use on and reserve. Never run carb dry. I would only do those things if storing for the winter but since I live in the land of 24/7/365 riding.....Dont use the kill switch either.
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