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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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The bike will start and run fine ten minutes than it will

Customer Question

the bike will start and run fine for about ten minutes than it will stall out completely. when i try and fire it back up sometimes it backfires and alwaysruns on teo cylinders
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes and yes
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 1985 vulcan 750 kawasaki
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 700a i mean
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: i have switched the real coil to the front and i still get the same problem
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, a little more background info please:

  • • has it been in storage for a length of time;
  • • is this a sudden recent issue;
  • • or slowly developing while in use;
  • • any recent work, repairs or mods done.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it sat for 6 months before i bought it but it ran fine for 2 months then one day on the way to work my problems started
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Would you like to proceed directly to a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach?

...or try a hopeful workaround (50-50)?