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PostSubject: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Mon 10 Aug 2009, 20:58

(Wife's SW)
'06 SW 5K Miles - bought in Mar. 3K on it...Just changed oil...
(I'm thinkin' plugs)
1st time was a week ago...rode about 30 miles (freeway)
stopped,shut off,got beer...when we left
it dies...first time so I didn't think anything of it....
Rode up to Michigan (UP) - (about 250 miles - no problems all day)
coming home she indicates she's low on gas...
(I have her miles set on my Zumo for 140...had it at 160 but that seemed too close)
Seems to get low MPG lately!(on the way up she seemed to be almost out at 125 miles or so!)
So we get off to get gas and dies before we get to gas pump...
so I Syphon out of mine & into hers...it starts....
I notice she only took 3 Gal.! No WAY I syphoned out a whole Gal!
Possible...but we get home...it dies...she's crankin' on it & it's puttering...
then dies...so I get on it...get it running...giving it a little gas...it bareley stays
running!....I ride around the block a few times...ride the piss out it!
and it seems fine!....rode it work today (only 11 miles @ 60 mph..(well...usually Laughing )
I'm thinking maybee it's a heat issue...after running awhile,something getting to hot
& causing it bareley run or run rough...?
any Idea's ???
Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Mon 10 Aug 2009, 21:09

Like you said - Plugs...it would be a good place to start.
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PostSubject: Sluggish...   Mon 10 Aug 2009, 21:37

If your mileage is >6K it is probably not air filter, but that is something to check. I changed mine recently and it made a significant difference.

I would change plugs....then pull cover off air filter for inspection...

Don't know how to do this, but if there is a way to check fuel contamination. Ordinarily trash in fuel line can do this. Or moisture. Just never had experience for that on a Swing. Wait for advice from another poster.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Mon 10 Aug 2009, 23:15

I would check the plugs first but also the fuel filter too. I have a "Pictorial" on how to change the plugs so you may want to check it out. I will try to find it and post it here too. You can also go to www.scootertrap.com and then go to the Silver Wing 600 section, and then scroll to the middle of the page to get my Pictorials. Matt, at scootertrap is able to put them on a pdf file where we have to use a "file sharing" site to store files.

http://www.silverwing600.com/maintenance-tips-and-hints-f7/spark-plug-removal-and-replacement-pictorial-t22.htm

Maybe others have checked their fuel filter and will chime in. I will also refer to the owners manual to see where it is. Maybe try some fuel injector cleaner too. Keep us informed.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Tue 11 Aug 2009, 08:12

You stated that fuel was being used at a higher rate.

After the new plug install. Hopefully that does the trick...if not.

One more thing came to mined...the fuel pressure. Is it to high? If you have a Honda Shop Service manual it's interesting reading.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Tue 11 Aug 2009, 09:25

Dunno enough about these scoots yet, but I bet that there is a bit of crap in one fuel injector stopping it from closing fully. Worth a look, as it would match the symptoms of too much fuel being sucked through. Injector cleaner may not be able to dissolve it. Any black smoke from the exhaust?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Tue 11 Aug 2009, 11:13

Hi Kurt,

Your absolutely right about that. A little bit of fuel F/I cleaner would be a good thing to run through it. Sure wouldn't hurt and read the instructions carfully for the correct amount to add.

You might want to call Honda to see what they use or recommend to use in the scoot.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Wed 12 Aug 2009, 17:32

Seafoam, works great.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone have SW Stalling issues?   Wed 12 Aug 2009, 20:56

Thanks!!
as it is an intermittent problem,and only seems to happen after a longer ride....
I'll have to take out all day sat. Cool to see if happens again!
I'm gonna try a little Seafoam & change the plugs!
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