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Old 11-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some good advice. Twice now my 07 Aero has acted like its out of fuel. Both times it happened about 100 miles into a tank of fuel. Pulled over, flipped it to reserve, bike fires right up. Go to the gas station and it only takes 2.7 gallons which means I have a gallon left. After I fill it up, flip it back to main tank, it fires up and rides fine. Also, after I got to the gas station I shut it down, flipp

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Flipped it back to main before I put fuel in and it fired right up. When it first happened it wouldn't start until I switched to reserve. But after riding a couple miles it worked on the main tank. I haves owned the bike for 2 weeks and am very green at doing my own wrenching. What should I start checking first?

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats how many gal's I use and I get 117 miles before switching to res. Yours seems a little low but not to be alarmed. Just sounds like you not getting very good MPG.
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When you removed the gas cap, did it release pressure. Wondering if it mght be a clogged vent.
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Sometimes fuel pumps can get weak and refuse to empty the tank. When my pump failed this way, it would run great until about 89 miles, then if I ran it hard it would sputter out, but it would still run. There is a flow test to see if your pump is working correctly.
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Same is happening to me. I am also getting what I think is terrible mpg. I do all stop and go driving and refill when I get to 100 miles.
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I would agree with you about the MPG except there is still a gallon in left in the tank when I fill up. Does that happen to you also?

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I will pop the cap if it happens again and see if it fires up after that. How do you fix a clogged vent? Sounds like I news to have ny fuel pump flow tested as well. Thanks for the advice on that.

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Same is happening to me. I am also getting what I think is terrible mpg. I do all stop and go driving and refill when I get to 100 miles.
All my driving is stop and go also

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I should also mention that I have only had the bike for 2 weeks and it only had 1641 miles on it when I bought it.

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