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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 3:11 pm Thread Starter
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Sluggish LT

Got a problem I'm trying to sort, ride bike to work. Bike sits outside for 8 hours. Upon startup accelerate aprox 1/4 mile to stop sign,(usually somewhat spiritly). During this phase lately the bike has acted sluggish, to the point where it stalled today during de-acceleration. Open tank, (no whoosh, although I've heard slight whoosh in the past at some fillups.Doing canisterectomy tonight). Restart bike and runs like a top. It seems as though it's been a slow progression, getting worse today when it died. Doesn't do it all the time---03 with 45,000, all services current--does this ring a bell with anybody?
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post #2 of 3 Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 3:31 pm
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When was the last time you changed your fuel filter? Also you might try resetting the motronic computer. Pull the fuse or unhook the ground at the battery for a few minutes. Reconnect turn key on "do not start". Turn throttle full open twice slowly. Turn key off then back on and start.

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post #3 of 3 Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 3:57 pm
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Sounds like a fuel filter issue to me also.
But before I would go through all of that work I think I'd put some fuel injector cleaner through the tank, it's worked for me in the past.
And by all means remove the canister.

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