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Old 06-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by shuston View Post
I fueled it up on the side stand. When I put it back into the garage, I put it on the center stand. That's when I noticed I over filled it. My lesson learned is regardless of filling on the side or center stand, just fill it to the bottom of the red base.
No, I can see this guys. The bike will fill higher easier on side stand, so....

Bike is badly overfilled (above bottom of red filler neck). Then parked on center stand on a hot Cali day. Fuel expands, filles charcoal canister, next morning it won't start cause bike is sucking globs of fuel into engine.

Drain some fuel, wait some time, crank some more.... And it starts.

If this was the cause, it will intermittently run like a turd till the canister is completely purged, but then will be fine.

Impossible to say for sure, but overfilling is a possible scenario.
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