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Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Slider » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:18 am

Ran out of fuel yesterday one mile short of the fuel station. Following refueling the GS stalls, bogs down, hesitate & power is down, what say ye? Dirty crud from the tank getting into the system? Dirty filter?, crap in the injectors? All of the above?
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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Aether » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:57 am

Yep. Get some Seafoam
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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Chiba » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:35 am

Could be anything, but that sounds like you have fuel in the carbon canister - does your bike still have the c.can on it?
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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Slider » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:14 pm

thanx guys! seafoam? wtf is seafoam?

It was fuel in the "can", but I tinkered with it today & so far it starts with hesitation & will rev freely. I did road test it , but plan to late in the week.

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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Janitor » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:43 pm

You may have sucked up some crap (water) that had accumulated in the fuel tank.

Fill up with some fresh gas and add some STA-BIL Marine Fuel Stabilizer to your tank, that should clean things out. You can get STA-BIL Marine Fuel Stabilizer at just about any auto parts store.

http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/default.aspx The STA-BIL site.

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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby Aether » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:43 pm

Seafoam is everything except a dessert toping. http://www.seafoamsales.com/motor-treatment.html

Seriously, I thought it was snake oil until after I had a similar situation as you and after failing to get the bike to start after a fill-up and getting a tow home thanks to BMW Roadside on a Sunday, I tried everything - including have George come by and hook up his GS-911 to look for faults. My last ditch effort before towing it in for service was to pickup a can of Seafoam, dropping a few ounces in the tank, rocked the bike back and forth and hit the starter. After a few sputters, it started like a champ.
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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:40 pm

It is always helpful to know what year and model of GS you have before giving advice.

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Re: Ran out of Fuel, now hesitation & power loss?

Postby henwin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:24 pm

Sealbeacher wrote:BMW R1200RT 2006, 7000 miles. Get the Michelin Pilot Road 3 with dual rubber technology (and replace them every 4 yrs).

How about riding more and replacing them when they're worn out? 4 years seems like a very long time between replacements. Your bike must sit a lot! :(
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