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Old 06-01-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 4
2001 Dakar stalling

Hi guys, another question with too many possible answers but I hope not.
I rode to and from work just like always on Saturday with no issues.
My bike sat in the garage on Sunday, right where I left him.
Monday, this morning, I got up to go to the carwash to clean the road grime off from all the riding I've had to lately in the rain.
Bike started fine and about a half mile later at a quick stop at the convenience store it died! Restarted and rode down to the carwash, another half mile and died again at idle. It wouldn't run at idle for more than about a minute. Only way I made it home was over revving and feathering clutch to get home. Hoping for a quick fix I changed the plug and still won't idle for more than 20 or 30 seconds. There is an obvious clicking sound and then it dies.
It will not run unless I rev up to atleast 2500 rpms and hold it. If I rev more than that, on decompression or rolling off throttle it back fires ALOT.
Ive got 35 miles since last fill up... Maybe bad fuel?
Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:25 PM   #2
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Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 4
Dakar stalling cont.

So, I put some heet in the tank, assuming poor fuel quality. Due to my back arsewards thinking that since the pump I refilled at ran pretty slow, making me think that the fuel tank (at the station) was nearly empty and I got some water in my fuel.
Ran the bike in the garage for a while and it seemed as though I could stay moving on the street. I went out for a test ride and after romping on it up through third only. The revs stayed up at 3,000 even after I stopped. Never died, but I really didn't give it the chance. Finally after a couple more trips around the block the R's came down to normal and I came home. As soon as I parked, it sputtered, clicked and died.
Just more food for thought.
I know one of you smart guys can tell me what to try next.
Thanks again.
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Old Yesterday, 12:59 AM   #3
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firstly research BMS reset for the dakar. Then make sure you do not touch the throttle during while on the ignition. Also remember to only let go of the starter button when the bike is fully running.

If it continues, have a look at the rubber inlet manifold, it can tear with age.
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