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Looking for a reliable mechanic in the north Florida area.
Not sure what the problem is ran out of gas now when I
try to crank the bike fuel runs out the exhaust.


thanks flemingislandxrider
What year is your bike? You should add that to your profile so we do not have to ask.

If 2002 or 2003 sounds like your FPR (fuel pressure regulator) went bad. Common problem
with those years.

DO NOT KEEP TRYING TO START IT IF FUEL IS RUNNING OUT OF YOUR EXHAUST. You are washing down your cylinder walls with gas and will cause damage. You have fuel in your oil. You will need to change your oil several times after you find out what the problem is.

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I am more incline to say its a 1300.... carburetor.. stock float..

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2003 1800.......You have a bad Fuel Pressure Regulator or FPR. This is allowing too much fuel into the combustion chamber and the excess is not only going out your exhaust, it is also running down the cylinder walls into the engine case. So, once you change the FPR, change the oil. Ride it around teh block and change the oil again to be sure you got all the fuel out of the engine
 

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Remember to remove the dust cover from the FPR before installing.
This from Bare's procedure: Pop open the new FPR, remove the little rubber plug, make sure the new o-ring is properly in place and bolt it back on.
 

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Remember to remove the dust cover from the FPR before installing.
This from Bare's procedure: Pop open the new FPR, remove the little rubber plug, make sure the new o-ring is properly in place and bolt it back on.
Exactly. Don't remove the plug and you have another problem. Ask me how I know. :oops:
 

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A bit off topic, but may I ask, is the OP's issue something to expect nowadays in 2019 from the earlier models of the 1800? I'm talking from a buyer's point of view (e.g. poorer maintenance from previous owner or just the fact that the machine is 16 years old).
 
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A bit off topic, but may I ask, is the OP's issue something to expect nowadays in 2019 from the earlier models of the 1800? I'm talking from a buyer's point of view (e.g. poorer maintenance from previous owner or just the fact that the machine is 16 years old).
Yes it is common, but only for the 02 and 03 model year 1800's with the fuel pump in the tank. I am assuming the rubber diaphragm inside deteriorates with age. It's not really effected by poor maintenance. I replaced mine 3 years ago before it failed so it wouldn't happen out on the road somewhere.
 

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Yes it is common, but only for the 02 and 03 model year 1800's with the fuel pump in the tank. I am assuming the rubber diaphragm inside deteriorates with age. It's not really effected by poor maintenance. I replaced mine 3 years ago before it failed so it wouldn't happen out on the road somewhere.
And I think 04 for the "C" model.
 

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Yes it is common, but only for the 02 and 03 model year 1800's with the fuel pump in the tank. I am assuming the rubber diaphragm inside deteriorates with age. It's not really effected by poor maintenance. I replaced mine 3 years ago before it failed so it wouldn't happen out on the road somewhere.

2002-2004 (my 04 C, has internal pump.)
 
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