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When I drive 2 or 3 miles it starves fuel then stops wait a…

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When I drive 2...

When I drive 2 or 3 miles it starves fuel then stops wait a bit and starts but does the same distance and stops again

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Just purchased over winter so first went around the block no problem

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?

1993 cbr1000f

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have not tried anything looking to see if I could find something on internet

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Well Im leaning with petcock and not sure if it as fuel pump

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

Initially, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done) and even if just for test purposes:

  • • when it starts to starve for fuel, open the gas cap and note if air would rush in;
  • • if yes, then check/clear/clean the fuel tank breather tube / air vent tube;
  • • if no, then check the vacuum feed line to the petcock.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok thats what I was leaning towards but cant check today weather not good Im up north in Canada. lol. +10 one minute -10 c the other.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

I understand and would look forward to an update when conveniently able.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Well I have not had the time to check it truly yet but notice the small hose had a connector then very short 1/2" then a connector so removed that small piece. Also it starts but when warming up it back fires a bit. Not sure if that would be also part of problem.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

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