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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just a little over 17k on her, completely stock. As far as the remote tank it doesnt have any problems at idle, revving it up in neutral, it only does it under load either cruising or accel. I went though all the wiring last nite everyhting looked good nothing loose nicked, etc. Wheres the fuel filter on this bike, in the pump under the tank?
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:35 AM
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Just a little over 17k on her, completely stock. As far as the remote tank it doesnt have any problems at idle, revving it up in neutral, it only does it under load either cruising or accel. I went though all the wiring last nite everyhting looked good nothing loose nicked, etc. Wheres the fuel filter on this bike, in the pump under the tank?
Sorta hard to imagine a fuel filter would cause an intermittent power loss like that. Sure, I could see a loss of power that came and went under heavier and lighter loads, but not something with a short "hiccup" cycle time as you describe. But, yes, I believe the filter is part of the fuel pump.

Did you closely check the plugs and wires inside the headlight bucket? A fellow 2000 owner reported a problem with some wires in there that were causing a stalling/cutout problem.

Frankly, your situation sounds like what happened to me before my 2000 died completely 150 mi from home and had to be trailered to the nearest dealer. The cause of that was never positively identified, but suspected to be a bad connection "fixed" during the dealer's troubleshooting.

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Haven't had the headlight off yet, will check it out. Thx for all the help guys.
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ok, Something new is going on, its been running fine for a while the occasional hiccup from time to time, now when it hiccups it backfires though the intake. Ideas?
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Fuel filter problems show up primarily at times of high power demands when max fuel flow is needed, not just off idle.
The issue is that some component is causing a lean condition that flashes through intake before valve closes. With an injected machine, I would suspect EPA programing specs, or, some issue with throttle position sensor, or vacuum leak. What is happening is that the air voluum increases faster than fuel injection increases at a critical time of transition from just off idle. This could be a matter of increased sensitivity due to intake & pipes mod's or Fuel blend change at the pumps.

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how about unpluging the gear position sensor

just a wild guess

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Check your kickstand switch, connector and spring. A weak spring will allow the kickstand to "bounce", interrupting the ignition for an instant.

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Everyone has excellent ideas and suggestions. One of the best things to also do when troubleshooting your problem is to give the bike a THOROUGH check everywhere and I mean everywhere with your OEM Manual and get extremely personal and acquainted with your bike again if you haven't already done so before or in a long time. Sometimes the littlest of things causes us the biggest problems. Wish you success.

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