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I have a 2004 Mean Streak 1600. The bike has 90K miles on it runs great! But I am beginning to have intermittent starting issues. Sometimes the bike will start right up, if I ride it for awhile and stop, could be a few miles or maybe as long as a tank of gas, when I start it up again it will sometimes crank for a long time before it starts. Once it starts it runs fine. I am going to replace the plugs although them appear to be fine no signs of fouling or signs of damage etc. Look like they are burning clean etc. I use premium gas all the time. I think it may be an injector issue?

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  • dennismarlai Oct 04, 2010

    The way you worded the reply is confusing?
    Are the throttle sensors effected by a worn fuel pump or are they a separate issue from the injectors and fuel pump?
    My air filter is fairly new.
    Some one suggested running some Sea Foam through the fuel system do you recommend this stuff?
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Yes, the problem is most likely in the injectors - dirt has accumulated in them and is obstructing the fuel flow. But you should also check the fuel pump - it might be worn out ant not delivering its full pressure, the throttle sensors - they might not signal the fact that the throttle is closed, and the air filter - it might be clogged.

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 04, 2010

    The other suggestions are a separate issue, that generates similar symptoms - the engines rides well then badly and it stops. I suggested that you check them in their order of probability: from slim to almost none.



    You must use a fuel cleaning additive for the injectors. Sea Foam is one of them and it's quite good, but not the best - it's a very old formula, that will not work very well with modern ethanol enhanced fuels and their gum deposits.
    I always use only BG44. If you need to read more about injector cleaning

    http://www.aa1car.com/library/2003/ic303...

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