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I have a 2012 Foreman 500 Liquid Cool that seems to have

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I have a 2012 Foreman 500 Liquid Cool that seems to have shortage of gas after hitting 20 km/hr...cleaned the carburetor, fuel filter, gas tank, spark plug but still same idles ok
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: yes, it is electric start and starts very well no problems when its idling and then it hogs after 20 km/hr
JA: What is the model of your '12 motorcycle?
Customer: 2012 Honda Foreman 500 fm (camo)
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, no mechanics here
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I rec'd a replacement fuel injector from a friend and it seems to work ok, added anti-freeze to it too
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and if the idle is good, then it would appear to be a fuel delivery/starvation issue. Proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done) on suspects:

  • • drain tank and replace with fresh fuel (even if just to eliminate as a suspect);
  • • test fuel pump output pressure (least likely);
  • • check/clean fuel path (likely);
  • • check/clean the injector (most likely).

The video tutorial HERE on injector cleaning may shed insight.