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Bike cuts out when taking off and engine management light comes on

Bike rides fine then when iv done about 10 miles this happens it cuts out and starts to run lumpy but if i leave for a bit it will ride good again temprature is good any idears

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    My Fly 150 has been running for about a year with no problems. I have had it serviced twice. About a month ago it conked out when I was riding it. I managed to get it to a petrol station, assuming I just ran out of fuel (even though the gauge said there was still a litre left). I filled it up and it was fine. A week or so later (I only use it a few times a week), the same thing happened although this time there was about 2 litres left in the tank. I was hoping it was just some bad fuel or something that would get diluted so filled it up again, after I pushed it to a station. It happened again today and this time there's about 3 liters in the tank left. I filled it up to full and it started/runs fine, but I'm sure I'm going to have same problem very soon. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Fuel air is my first thoughts

  • NOTE: A rich problem gets worse as the engine heats up.

  • NOTE: A lean problem gets better as the engine heats up.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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Something is wrong with the fuel supply. Since you have flow thru the return pipe it means that the problem is either in the pressure regulator or the injector .
To check them you will need to do 2 tests:
1 - to determine the location of the fault detach the fuel line from the injector, put it in a can and try to start the engine - if the fuel squirts with pressure then the regulator is good and you need to test the injector itself;
2 - connect the fuel line back to the injector, put a multimeter across the contacts and check the voltage when you try to start the engine - if it shows less than 6 volts you have an electrical problem (either a faulty wiring or a defective ECM); if it shows over 6 volts you have a clogged injector - the entire fuel system will have to be cleaned.

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