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Old 07-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question 950 stalls once in a while

My 950 just started stalling when hot while sitting at a red light.

Tweaked idle up a smidge still doing it from time to time.

Happened three times this evening.

My Son took it last week and said it did it to him at a red light on two separate occasions

Thoughts?
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Valves! I'll bet the exhausts are tight. I had exactly the same symptoms and a shim did the trick.

Of course while your in there do the carbs/clean the throttle bodies and renew the air filter. Quick oil change and your good for a lotta Km's.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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Mine was doing it from time to time. I did a few things at once, so here it goes. I sync'd the carbs. They were a full inch+ apart. I raised the idle about 200 rpm. I also changed the h2o seal , and fuel pump (new oem). That was done as maintenance, not looking to solve a problem.
I haven't had it happen once since.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:45 AM   #4
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Check the choke cable. Sometimes might get dirty and wont retract fully, so you'll have a choked engine at idle and that can cause it to stall
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:21 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll check the easiest things first and go from there.

Thanks again.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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Put some carb cleaner in your tank and clean your oil jet. done
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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Put some carb cleaner in your tank ..
and take it out and run it hard.

Mine was doing it, I don't ride it enough. Ran it hard a couple of rides and it has not done it since. .. and I got religious about add fuel stabalizer to every tank... becuase I don't ride it often and the crap ethanol in the gas.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #8
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and take it out and run it hard.

Mine was doing it, I don't ride it enough. Ran it hard a couple of rides and it has not done it since. .. and I got religious about add fuel stabalizer to every tank... becuase I don't ride it often and the crap ethanol in the gas.
You know what,
I think we have a winner here.

I too don't/haven't been riding it as much as I should/used to. (been boating a lot on weekends and vacations so the bikes on the back burner so to speak) I bet fuel is the cause.

I religiously add fuel stabilizer to my snowmobiles in the winter each and every fill up but for some strange reason I don't even think twice about the bike.

Thanks again for all the tips especially bringing this to my attention.
I can't believe I didn't even give that a second thought.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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Sync the carbs, mine is doing the same at the moment and they need syncing.
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They have been synched within a few thousands miles, can't imagine they are out but you never know.

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #11
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They have been synched within a few thousands miles, can't imagine they are out but you never know.

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By yourself?

Sorry, i just don't thrust dealerships.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #12
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By yourself?

Sorry, i just don't thrust dealerships.

No,
a MORE qualified person than myself.
Unfortunatly he passed away since.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #13
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No,
a MORE qualified person than myself.
Unfortunatly he passed away since.
My condolences for your loss.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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You know what,
I think we have a winner here.

I too don't/haven't been riding it as much as I should/used to. (been boating a lot on weekends and vacations so the bikes on the back burner so to speak) I bet fuel is the cause.

I religiously add fuel stabilizer to my snowmobiles in the winter each and every fill up but for some strange reason I don't even think twice about the bike.

Thanks again for all the tips especially bringing this to my attention.
I can't believe I didn't even give that a second thought.
Side holes in the idle jet may be partially plugged:
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #15
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Everything advised so far is good and might solve your problem.

However, my 950 did the same although everything was perfectly tuned. Finally, I synchronized the carbs with the front cylinder a little ahead of the rear. On the liquid tube gages, the front cylinder is about a 1/4 inch higher than the rear. With that, my bike will idle at 1,100 RPM all day and never dies—cold or hot.
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