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My bike is cutting out its got 5700 miles on it is it the plugs maybe? is there a fuel filter on it tho its injection. some times when im trying to take of it dies. i goose it and it doesnt do anything it just cuts out. i put fuel injection cleaner and octane booster in it and i use 93 octane fuel.What do you think were should i start 2003 sv1000s thank u

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Yes theres a fuel filter.
doubt its the plugs.
you dont need octane booster or even anything above 89 octane.
chances are you have a problem with the ignition coil(s).

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Bike runs good but when I give it full throttle, especially in 2nd gear, it cuts out and almost stalls. Do you have any suggestions?


Could be starving for fuel or could be the coil. Is it fuel injected or carburetor ? Now when it cuts out this is the important part. When it cuts out is it a jerky quick cut out or a much smoother and longer cut out. The quicker one represents the coil and the longer one would be fuel. If it has a carburetor then check the fuel line. Is it old and stiff or shows crack lines? Check the fuel filter. if it is fuel injected then the fuel pump could be at fault. You know there are also other things to check. The spark plugs can cause it to cut out under a load. The spark plugs should be the proper ones for this bike. Each plug has a rating and you have heard of being a hotter plug? This just means more or less spark power at the gap. Too much is not as good as too little. But it should be enough to ignite the gas. You can remove the plug and inspect for cleanliness and color. a brownish color is best. White is not good and means it is too lean. Black and it means it is not burning correctly and oily. When you have the plug out ground the threads to the engine and turn your bike over. What does the spark look like? Dark blue is good. Red is ok, light red with a yellowish tint is getting weak and will not be enough to fire the gas at a higher speed. what happens is the faster the speed of the bike the quicker the spark has to develop. If it is a lighter color and it has to fire quickly, the spark would have almost diminished to nothing, but on the other hand if it is dark blue if it has to fire quickly there is still enough uumph to do the job. You see the amount of spark is also determined by the frequency the coil on and off. Well hope this helps you to determine if it is gas or spark problem. If spark its the spark plug,coil or spark plug cable. I have seen the cable where it contacts the spark plug be a problem.
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Im not sure if that is the issue or not. It is possible but before I would tell you yes, I would want to know if you have changed the following as it is requested in routine maintenence.
air filter and fuel filter?
routine services? have they been done?
2005 really should not require spark plugs unless you have driven 100000 miles already.
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I read your problem and saw "any help would be appreciated" and this popped in my mind about the vent.
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