Driving when it is hot out

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Eager, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Eager

    Eager Member

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    Okay so i was driving through Wisc this weekend and it was in the upper 90's bike was running great , stopped to get fuel and wouldnt start? after letting it sit for about 10- 15 min it started right up and ran great again till i stopped and had to let it cool down again??? or atleast that is what it seams like???

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    if it has a carburetor , maybe a vapor-lock. I haven't heard of fuel injected engines having a vapor-lock. vapor-lock is when fuel vaporizes in the fuel line caused by a stoppage of flow and high heat.
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That was your first problem, driving through Wisc.!!! :small3d031: Mine seems to not like the really hot weather as well, gotta remember they are air cooled.
     
  4. Madtownguy

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    Mine was pinging yesterday in western Wisconsin where the temperature was around 101. I always use ethanol free premium also. When I stopped for fuel it turned over hard but always started. It is just plain hot around here!
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Just can't please you Northerners. You complain all winter when your bikes are in storage and now you're whining about temps in the 90's. Geesh.

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  6. HogDoc Olliday

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    Nice post, Georgia neighbor! :bigsmiley23:
     
  7. Eager

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    The bike is Fuel injected and the dealer is not much help, which is really frustrating. I can believe my bike is the only one to have ever done this.....
     
  8. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    On the 06 do you have the factory main brkr or does it have the 50 A. upgrade? Did you notice any "hesitations" before?
     
  9. Crusierbob

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    Two weeks ago I rode from North Carolina to Florida and the temperatures were in the 102 to 104 degree range. The bike ran great and handled the heat better than I did. She started right up and ran perfectly. Got to be something not quite right in your settings.
     
  10. TonyV

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    I can't chime in to a specific part, but typically if a vehicle won't start hot, cools a little, then starts, it is electric gremlins. Starters will do it, regulators, things like that. Good luck, let us know what you find!