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My headlight will turn off shortly after starting the bike and won't turnm back on..Tested wires and not getting power..Then 2 days later husband started bike and headlight turned on, but shuts off again..help.

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Graeme Ross

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SOURCE: My MT-03 engine shuts down while driving and won't start again.

Checking the colour of the plug may tell you what the general state of tune if like for the bike, but the sudden stops sure sounds like ignition system failing. Fuel delivery still there, although it may well be flooding/overfueling for some reason when the problem occurs.  I suppose you have checked the VIN (RM021000000000301 to RM021000000008715)  just to be sure that your bike if not one of those affected by the recall. I would be asking the Yamagents to check for the mods/recall to be sure that whatever the solution is has actually been done to yours. The reference to wet weather would be inclining me to follow that up to the max. Sounds too close to the problem to not be it. 

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: bike stutters when started

check your fuel filter for or fuel lines for kinks,you may also check the grade of fuel

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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lapum0nz

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SOURCE: XV1100 virago ...sputtering, dying...NOT FZR!!

1 maybe there is a diaghfram tear at your carb only 1 is funtioning and 1 block engine is running but under power
2.check your fuel line from tank to fuel filter then pump then carb
probally there is a debrie stuck in the pipe line or in your tank

Posted on May 11, 2009

eric r barnes

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SOURCE: 1986 VF500F Honda Interceptor Just bought

There is usually a kill button on all motorcycles, make sure it is reset. Also make sure you have the gas turned on. Good luck!

Posted on May 22, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: re wired 1971 650 triumph up dated electrial on

Did you use a Typanium Recitifier? There should be no problems unless it is a used one. All the new ones I havew used just "bolt on" .. there are 5 wires. Check to see if you don't have a grounded wire some where.. try it with the head light off.. I usually wire my bikes to start with no head light with a 3 way switch.. once running I can then turn the light on. Go through an check all your wires again, you might just have a bad connection somewhere.. here is an excellent site .. Jim http://www.raskcycle.com/techtip/webdoc16.html

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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