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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Help - Brutale wont start

Hi Again

I seem to run into one problem after the other lately.....
Went out of petrol today as i could not find a filling station that has unleaded fuel. Bike went dead and i was forced to put a couple of liters of regular fuel. The bike sparked immediately and i drove a couple of kms till i could fill tank with the petrol that i normally use.

Sparked the bike but it would not start......
I checked all fuses individually - all are ok.
I noticed some petrol dropping from one of the discharge hoses (just like coolant discharges when excess).

I suspect dirt from empty fuel tank.... am i correct?
Can i get guidelines on how to clean?
Do i remove the tank and change the filter? air clean the hoses?

Thanks for the help....... I am really on my own here without any dealer / maintenance support.

I look forward to your replies

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 09:45 AM
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Fuel from the discharge hose is likely the fuel tank vent. Maybe the tank was overfilled and some fuel escaped the venting system in the cap?

As for the no-start problem, you may have a hose that has come dislodged from the fuel pump. Something a few of us have experienced.

You will need to remove the tank and turn it over to remove the fuel pump from the base to reattach any disconnected hoses.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yes the tank was over filled. I removed it and drained all the fuel from it.
Made a mess in process because i could not drain unless i turned it upside down...
I did not dare remove the pump...too many screws and sounded complicated.
Anyways, i reconnected the hoses and refueled.

Bike is working but the rpm is not stable... jerking between 0.9 and 1.25.
Do you recomend i use injector cleaners or something of this sort?
I hope whatever it is that is causing this will disappear after a ride the bike again tomorrow.

Any suggestions are welcome

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 05:12 PM
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I'd be tempted to ride it like I stole it (normal ride then ) just to see if it cleans itself up.
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