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Old 01-13-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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2008 GSA rough idle

So...in late October I had a pre winter service on my bike but they did not stabilize the fuel. I noticed when I was looking over the receipt last week. Bike only has 10k miles on it.

So yesterday I took it out for a short ride and to gas up and put in the StabiliZer. I noticed the bike has a rough idle with the needle bopping around and almost a small tick or something each time the revs picked up.

The 3 miles I ode it all felt good but the rough idle remained after it was warmed up. Can I blame this on 3 month old fuel and just leave it till spring?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
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Old gas, Dump some Techron in and ride it, it'll smooth out.
Adding Sta-bil now won't help a bit, it's too late for that unless you plan on letting it sit for a while longer.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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It's pretty salty out here and wet from melting snow do I won't ride much for a while.

I put 5 gallons of fresh gas yesterday so at least the stabil will hold that over.

I've already had the injectors replaced or cleaned (can't recall what they did) about 3 years ago but that time the bike wouldn't start at all or start and die.....
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:32 AM   #4
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my 08 started doing the same thing a few months ago. I ride a lot 40K plus on it and been through several tanks plus injector cleaner. I suspect maybe a coil or plug gone bad but haven't had time to confirm yet
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:38 PM   #5
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Fresh Gas and I'd go ahead and adjust the throttles. Maybe add some Fuel and injector cleaner too to help clear things up. Run about 2 tanks and be sure to get on the highway and get those RPM's up to clean things out.
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