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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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motor dies upon slowing down

occasionally motor cuts off clean at low RPMs----let cluch out to fire it up....and nothing happens????? hit the starter ....lights up instantly as if nothing was wrong
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:52 PM
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Try this first:

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:12 AM
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From my experience with my 1600 Louichie, I have to start my bike with the clutch lever pulled in due to the inhibitor switch connected to it.

Check battery connections first. Maybe a dirty or loose cable there.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:54 PM
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Also, if your idle RPM is set too low it will do that occasionally.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 PM
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Ditto to what Pappyman said.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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thanks to all---good info
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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Those are good first steps for effectiveness / low cost / start with the simple. Should they not work I would consider a flakey battery next.

Cleaning the throttle body makes a very real difference. BTW, I would use q tips on a needle nose dipped in seafoam.

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