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Old 02-19-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
McCardigan OP
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Back on the road again
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Motor shuts down in hot temps

G/day all

Have a 2010 F800GS. bought 2 years ago new. with 63,000kms

Its summer time here in Oz, was returning from a m/c get together in Bright, (North Eastern Vic).

It was hot, 37C,(100,F) and I decided to enjoy the road before F**kW**s shut it down to 80kph (50mph) next month.

Was going fairly hard, pulled over for a roadside relief stop and a photo. Shortly after the bike suddenly died. Backed off, pulled the clutch, and the motor restarted. This got worse, (more frequent loss of power, then sudden power, not fun on a chain driven bike. )
I'm talking of at least 20kms)
Coasted downhill into Bruthern in neutral with the motor running, took on 11 lts of fuel, and Bingo, no further stop/starts back home.

My guess is that the gas/petrol was vaporising because of the extreme heat and fast riding, with a tail wind.

Anyone else experince a similar thing?
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Still homeless, armless and legless,

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