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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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seems like I'm running out of gas

I took my bike to new mechanic down here, and now I've created new problems. The other day sitting at a red light installed for the first time ever, and now tonight riding home it seems like I was running out of gas even though I filled up today. Switching the petcock didn't help but when I stopped and started again it seemed to almost fix itself until I drove a little bit and they happen again. Any ideas
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 07:26 AM
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Ok, I was wrong! That was not the problem. So.... they also with my stage 1 jet kit they put a 200 in, and a bigger fuel regulator from a 55 to a 60. It seen like I'm running out gas, I don't have a fuel pump so maybe the petcock screen? Or could it be the jet? Anything will help?
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This is a 1300, right?
What work was done at the shop?
If he took the carb apart, and it was running fine before that, I'd guess the problem is the carb.
If the float bowl came off, it's possible the float is hung up and not letting enough fuel into the bowl.
It could also be the air/fuel mixture screw out of adjustment. I remember these are not really easy to get to.
The petcock is vacuum operated. If the vacuum line is kinked or not fully connected, the petcock won't allow enough fuel to flow into the float bowl. I'd start there. Disconnect the fuel line from the carb and use a glass jar to catch the fuel. Crank the bike over and gas should flow out the line.

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This is a 1300, right?
What work was done at the shop?
If he took the carb apart, and it was running fine before that, I'd guess the problem is the carb.
If the float bowl came off, it's possible the float is hung up and not letting enough fuel into the bowl.
It could also be the air/fuel mixture screw out of adjustment. I remember these are not really easy to get to.
The petcock is vacuum operated. If the vacuum line is kinked or not fully connected, the petcock won't allow enough fuel to flow into the float bowl. I'd start there. Disconnect the fuel line from the carb and use a glass jar to catch the fuel. Crank the bike over and gas should flow out the line.
It is a 1300. I'm going to go through the vacuum lines. It's only at steady speeds after about a minute it b chugs
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I had a similar episode. I found a small crack in the vacuum line that goes to the petcock. It was hard to find, just replace all the vacuum lines
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I took my bike to new mechanic down here, and now I've created new problems. The other day sitting at a red light installed for the first time ever, and now tonight riding home it seems like I was running out of gas even though I filled up today. Switching the petcock didn't help but when I stopped and started again it seemed to almost fix itself until I drove a little bit and they happen again. Any ideas
Good morning Errol, have you ever checked the inline fuel filter. The filter is located were the fuel line enters the carburator. Pull the fuel line off at the carburator and you will find a little screen in the inlet port, and I mean little. It's there to catch small crap like parts of rubber fuel line and thrash. If that does't help I really do not know what may be causing the problem. Steve
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Hey Errol, me again. what other mods have you done to your bike other then the stage 1 jetting? Pipes , air mods etc. Other members said vacuum line's. Also the petcock I belive's does not have a screen in it. I did see a thread on here about maybe the diapham could have a pin hole in it. Steve

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