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Old 06-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Question 2001 F650GS Dakar stalls/cuts out

Went riding this weekend. Took a small fall/drop (fell on a hill turn - RT side) but up in seconds. Numerous runs and stops following and bike ran fine home with no problems. Was changing out my footpegs this afternoon and took it out to test and the bike stalled about 10 times. Couldn't keep it at idle w/o gas. It has only been sitting for a day.

Cleaned out air filter and air box. Spark plug is unfouled.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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Not unprecedented, not by a long shot.

There's a really good chance that your bike will act normally again the next time you go to use it. If so, you're good to go, there was a temporary glitch. If not, there's a good chance that your computer is now confused and needs to be reset. You should also check that your battery is strong and properly filled. Fortunately, you can kill both birds with one stone by disconnecting the battery to service it.

When these bikes begin to stall like this, the first solution is to turn it off for a couple of minutes. That almost always takes care of things. Trying to shut down and restart immediately will generally give results like you had, where you need to keep just a bit of throttle on to keep the bike running.

Various people report different hypotheses as to why this happens, my favorite is unintentional jiggling of the throttle before/during the start sequence. Others suggest that it's because one did not wait for the temp light to go out before starting, which is considered by many to be the 'proper' sequence, although there is official denial that this is required.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #3
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Winner! Thanks JD. I guess the bike read your post before I did....

Interesting about the temp light...its not like its diesel w/glow plugs, but maybe it just needs to line up all its electons before its ready to play.

Thanks again.

Off to find a chain tensioner.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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I see you figured things out. Nice bike by the way. I took the checkered flag stuff off mine.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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Thanks mate. I like the white/black as well. Yours is what I was looking for when i was shopping. I do like just the flat black though and easy to touch up....for now. I drool when I see NB's or Farlkeface's bikes. Trying to get mine and my girls ready for WestFest 09 and still have money to buy drinks!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:27 PM   #6
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How was the weather from day 1 to day 2 ?

If, say it was wet and cold on day 1 the bike has adjusted itself to that. If day 2 was dry and hot it will not adjust to the new settings before riding a while. The mechanic at my local BMW dealer told me it usually takes 20-30kms before the it's adjusted itself.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:06 PM   #7
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Southern California here GS....weather never changes. 60-70 and dry. Was worried a bit, but so far, so good.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Next time give this a try. Turn key on wait for temp lamp to go out, twist throttle wide open and let go three times, turn off ignition.Wait 15 seconds turn on ignition wait for temp lamp to go out start bike give no throttle let idle till cooling fan cycles. This should reset the tps. never give throttle or strart bike before temp lamp goes out.

It works for me.

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:39 AM   #9
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[quote=jdaniele]Next time give this a try. Turn key on wait for temp lamp to go out, twist throttle wide open and let go three times, turn off ignition.Wait 15 seconds turn on ignition wait for temp lamp to go out start bike give no throttle let idle till cooling fan cycles. This should reset the tps. never give throttle or strart bike before temp lamp goes out.

It works for me.




Thanks. BTW, how are those TRAXX boxes working out for you? Taken any falls w/them?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:30 AM   #10
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I like the cases so far so good. Fortunatly the bike has stayed upright so no answer on durability in that sense.
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Originally Posted by Gypsyfrog
Southern California here GS....weather never changes. 60-70 and dry. Was worried a bit, but so far, so good.
yeah........did I mention I fucken hate winter ?!!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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check this thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453740

I figure Earthromer has the right idea.

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Old 07-28-2009, 07:12 PM   #13
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Bike never repeated once I waited for engine/temp lights to go off...go figure!

Thanks all for the help!
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