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Old 08-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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I went out riding this week end only to have my 04 V650 give me problems. I went to start it and it acted like it was locking up while cranking with the starter. It did that 2 times, then it started. After riding 1/2 hour it started dying when I let off the gas, it was very hard starting, running on one cylinder part time. Any one else having any problems like this?
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Guess what,your choke is stuck on,I'll bet.When your engine won't turn over on the starter it sounds to me you have a cylinder full of fuel,hydolocked.Been there,done that.
Most of us have been through the sticky choke problem,A/C has not likely heard of it though.
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Old 08-07-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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But my 04 has a manual choke on the handlebars. How could it be stuck on?
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Old 08-07-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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your cabel might be broke and left your choke on but i think the problem starting might be your stater what do you her when you hit the botten like a click.............then try again click............then again you try it fires its like it dosent have enoguhg power to turn over or something???
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:02 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Mountana@Aug 7 2005, 05:24 PM
But my 04 has a manual choke on the handlebars. How could it be stuck on?
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The cable sticks.Where the cable splits into two and goes into the metal brackets gets out of line sometimes as well,loosen the screws off a little on the carbs that hold the choke cables and work the choke back and fourth a bit and then re-tighten them.
I had your exact same problem dude,wouldn't idle worth a crap,if you jammed it WFO it would catch a little and seem like it may be okay and then back to the same old miss.Adjusting the idle or the air-fuel mixture screws did nothing,then like you said the starter wouldn't turn it over so I tore the carbs off and the intake and front cylinder were level full of gas.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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Turns over a few times, then comes to a halt like there's a rope in the cylinder or something. It's a heavy clunk when it stops.
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:33 PM   #7
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I appreciate your replies and will check out the choke cables. Sounds like you guys know what you're talking about. I hope that's all it is. Thanks again.
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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Is your fuel tank pressurizing? You may want to check and make sure there is no fuel in your crankcase.
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Sounds like the choke to me also....even check you line that it isn't pulling on it when you turn or something.
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