Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Bike Still Dies
I had some help here last year regarding my bike dying, but I'm still having problems. It just stalls out, then after about an hour it will start and run fine for a while. I am mechanically challenged and have had the bike to the dealer three times to the tune of over $1,200 and the problem persists. At the end of last season the dealer had ordered a replacement sensor that I was waiting for but they never called. The dealer didn't seem to have a clue and whenever I took the bike in it was running fine so nothing appeared on their diagnostic tests.
This season the problem seemed to get worse - the first three times out I couldn't get more than 6 miles without the bike dying. Finally, I took my hand at the canisterectomy. Upon completion the bike seemed fixed! I took it for a hundred-mile ride with no problems. Then several days later, same problem, it died, then after a "rest" it seemed to be fine. I have not heard the "whoosh" when I open the gas tank, but there was one time when I did open the gas tank while I was stalled and the bike started up right away, that was before the canisterectomy.
Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
1999 Basalt Grey Custom
Graduated from my vintage (aka old) Suzuki GS