Originally Posted by chunter
When I filled the tank (both times) I added between 2.5 and 3 gallons, so I know that there was fuel in the tank.
I really do believe that the charcoal canister was somehow flooded with liquid fuel when I layed the bike down in the dirt. As many of the bikes don't have the canister (in other countries), I didn't see it as necessary (actually, I view this part as just another failure point). I have now put another 40 miles on it with no further issues. I spent days working through this, and at this point I will be very supprised if I have any further issues. Time will tell.
Chunter, while I certainly hope your cannister fix works, I am having trouble with two symptoms that I can't explain relative to that solution.
1> If it is the cannister why would the level of fuel in the tank influence the problem?
2> If it is the cannister why would the bike restart almost immediately?