Let's talk stalling...

How often does your bike stall?

  • My bike never stalls

  • My bike used to stall when first ridden, but doesn't now that I have more miles on it

  • My bike stalls when first ridden but is fine once its been running a few minutes

  • My bike stalls whenever the mood strikes

  • My bike stalls when cold unless I rev it up, until its warm


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puttbutt

Well travelled
Location
NY
I just saw this topic. I always start the bike up first, and then put on my gear. helmet, gloves, etc. by the time I get that done, my bike is warmed up. never had any stalling issues, if that is what people are experiencing.
 

thaidave

Finally made it
Location
thailand
I 'm writing from Thailand where my bike is always starting in warm weather. My bike was stalling exactly like decribed in trouble shooting guide. Stalls immediately upon starting and stalls when throttle is released. Mine stalled at least four time on every start until it was warmed up no matter what technique I tried. After that it ran fine, or so I thought.
I rerouted the evac hose to check for kinks, still stalled.
Next I increased the idle with the brass screw under the seat, stalled much worse.
Then I replaced the spark plug with NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug 4218 - CR8EIX. The stalling stopped immediately and will start and idle on its own. As a bonus the performance improved dramatically. It feels like a different bike. Better pick up acceleration and reduced engine noise and a much better exhaus note. fir the first time in 2200 kilometeres the bike starts and feel right.
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
I 'm writing from Thailand where my bike is always starting in warm weather. My bike was stalling exactly like decribed in trouble shooting guide. Stalls immediately upon starting and stalls when throttle is released. Mine stalled at least four time on every start until it was warmed up no matter what technique I tried. After that it ran fine, or so I thought.
I rerouted the evac hose to check for kinks, still stalled.
Next I increased the idle with the brass screw under the seat, stalled much worse.
Then I replaced the spark plug with NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug 4218 - CR8EIX. The stalling stopped immediately and will start and idle on its own. As a bonus the performance improved dramatically. It feels like a different bike. Better pick up acceleration and reduced engine noise and a much better exhaus note. fir the first time in 2200 kilometeres the bike starts and feel right.
I totally agree with you. Same results for me.
 

TCBronson

Finally made it
This kinked hose is a continuing theme on this forum and other RE forum posts.

Engine stall ...... kinked hose.
Pressurised tank ...... kinked hose.
Back firing ...... kinked hose.
Puncture ..... kinked hose.
Hedlamp bulb failed ..... kinked hose.
Dog not well ..... kinked hose.
Yellowstone Thermal Event ....kinked hose.
Trump re-elected ... guess what .... kinked hose.


:LOL::LOL::LOL:
Where is the hose so I can go see if it's kinked?
Thanks!
 

TCBronson

Finally made it
My bike has 65 miles on it, it stalled soon after I started riding while I was stopped at the first stop sign. Started right up. Later is stalled while shifting down from 3rd to 2nd or 2nd to 1st 2 different times in my neighborhood on my way home.
 

sam2019

Well travelled
The carb version would stall as soon as the stator has burnt out (again). approx every 4-8000km depending on riding habits. the injection stator is different and does not seem to have this flaw.
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
My bike has 65 miles on it, it stalled soon after I started riding while I was stopped at the first stop sign. Started right up. Later is stalled while shifting down from 3rd to 2nd or 2nd to 1st 2 different times in my neighborhood on my way home.
Is there pressure in the tank when you open the top? Kinked hose
Change plug to NGK iridium.
Use lower octane fuel. 87, 89, low 90's not the 92 or above.
That's solved my bike doing exactly what your describing. I hope this helps
 

TCBronson

Finally made it
Is there pressure in the tank when you open the top? Kinked hose
Change plug to NGK iridium.
Use lower octane fuel. 87, 89, low 90's not the 92 or above.
That's solved my bike doing exactly what your describing. I hope this helps
No pressure from the tank. Original spark plug.
I think the bike still has the original gas in the tank from the date of sale 7/2019. So I added a gallon and a half of fresh gas. I took a 50 mile ride and no stalling issues at all. It ran like a top. Since I am trying to break it in the best I can I kept the RPM's below 4000/50mph the best I can for the first 300 miles.
 
OK .... After reading a number of posts suggesting that an iridium spark plugs is the panacea of all ills i gave in and tried one ....
What a revelation .. from the off this morning the bike was running noticeably smoother and quieter.
No Stalling ! At all ....
BUT..
As a professional engineer i fail to understand how a simple plug change can have such an effect .....
 

thaidave

Finally made it
Location
thailand
After buying my first new bike in a long time I was having a very hard time dealing with a brand new motorcycle that stalled at least four times upon starting. I didn't accept that this was somehow "normal" but I didn't know what to do. Luckily after reading another post I also tried this plug (NGK Iridium IX Spark Plug 4218) and I ain't never going back. I am now at 3500 kilometers and the bike now works a charm. I am happy to hear that this also worked for you.
 

oceania

Total noob
Location
Magnetic Island
It is interesting that in all of Noraly's videos that I have watched, I have not heard her mention this at all. Granted, that is not her focus, but I bet that if it was a problem for her, she would mention it. Note that in one of her videos, they show the condition of basanti's fuel filter at the fuel pump and it was disconcerting, how bad it was. I believe I have seen one other owner reporting a similar condition of the filter after just a few miles on his bike. The presumption here is that the filter was like that from the factory in the case of that other user. I have yet to experience this myself. The manual also suggests the use of the lever on the left grip during startup to allow for the engine to come up to operating condition before taking off. Some suggest that approach here and it seems to me that this may be a normal behavior of this bike.
on a post somewhere else on the internet it was mentioned that a new bike had grit in the tank. I had 21 kilometres on mine by the time I got it home. At the first opportunity I removed the bowl under the fuel tap to find it had about half a tea spoon of heavy grit in it. It was like fine weld slag, very heavy compared to the usual dirt/water etc. So I pulled the tank off and emptied it to find another half tea spoon of similar grit and a small piece of foam (<12mm). and yes my himmy stalls but I am hoping it will loosen up with the initial run in.
 

slick_rick_

Total noob
Location
New york
Someone pointed out something interesting for struggling cold starts. If you turn the red button on, let the EFI get some fuel into the system (you can hear it), turn it off, turn it back on to get the EFI more fuel then start it. Should be a smoother start.
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
Someone pointed out something interesting for struggling cold starts. If you turn the red button on, let the EFI get some fuel into the system (you can hear it), turn it off, turn it back on to get the EFI more fuel then start it. Should be a smoother start.
This was true for my old Vulcan 900.
I would have to turn on the key, let the fuel pump run a bit, bump start it, turn it off, back on again and start it....was that way since I first got it.

My Himalayan used to stall but,
I have since installed iridium plugs on the Himalayan and have never had a problem since.
 

slick_rick_

Total noob
Location
New york
This was true for my old Vulcan 900.
I would have to turn on the key, let the fuel pump run a bit, bump start it, turn it off, back on again and start it....was that way since I first got it.

My Himalayan used to stall but,
I have since installed iridium plugs on the Himalayan and have never had a problem since.
Did you find the irridium plugs helped the bike all around or only for starting and idling?
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
Did you find the irridium plugs helped the bike all around or only for starting and idling?
not only would it not idle but I also had problems with it stalling at stops or long red lights. I also started to use a cheaper less octane fuel around the 89 octane Mark. And this also seemed to improve it. like I said before I'm no expert but the lower octane and the plug made a huge difference in the motorcycle.
 
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