Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
I'm thinkin canisterectomy
Rode from Whidbey Island down to Seattle this afternoon in the light rain, stopped in Mukilteo for fuel, I usually just stick the nozzle in and wait for it to click off, then thats it. I have read all the stuff about clogging the vent hose with fuel. I took off and proceded about another 40 minutes down the freeway to my daughters. About a mile away from her house, I was in stop and go waiting at a light, and the motor dies...strange, never ever had that happen. I hit the starter, and it started right up, revved it a few times, and took off. Got to my daughters, bike idled OK. figured it might be crap fuel, or something got wet. Later I left my daughters, got a few blocks away, and the engine kind of acted like it was going to quit, I revved it again and it stayed running, although at low RPM it acted like it wanted to quit. I got on the freeway again, and the bike was running good at high RPMs. but I kept thinking about what was going on? I looked at my fuel gauge, and it was reading maximum full....NOT NORMAL...my fuel gauge always reads a little less than max when I fill it, and it was the same with this last fill, less than max. I immediately had canisterectaphobia and pulled off at the nearest overpass, and the motor died when I stopped. I took the key out and unlocked the gas cap, but was unable to hear if there was any sucking noise, being on the freeway with cars whipping by. I loosened the cap, put the key back in the ignition, and the bike started right up. The fuel gauge reading dropped to where I would expect it to be, and the bike never gave me another bit of problems. I'm thinkin canisterectomy....
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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