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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bike died while pulling clutch lever

What up everyone! I was cruising today at about 60 mph and pulled in my clutch lever and the engine rpm dropped all the way down and the engine stalled out. I restarted and tried it again, same result.

When I am coming to a stop and downshift through the gears, this does not happen. The bike is a 2007 ZZR 600, 15k miles, and seems to idle fine otherwise.

Just looking for advice as to where to look for a problem.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 07:45 PM
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Try adjusting the idle a little higher and see if that helps.

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I have aq similar proble ,bike just stalls when I cruise to a stop but starts right up and idles fine.any idea what might be wrong?
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so at 60 mph you are not downshifting? just pulling the clutch in and stopping? what gear are you in when you pull the clutch in?

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So what happens if you just let the clutch back out?
Have you done any carb work to the bike? Had the air box off?

Might be a vacuum issue.??? or a fuel pump.??



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so at 60 mph you are not downshifting? just pulling the clutch in and stopping? what gear are you in when you pull the clutch in?
Nah, I downshift through the gears when coming to a stop. I was just seeing if it would hold an idle when the clutch was pulled in dropping from ~6k rpm cruising. I was and still have issues with the engine dying if the throttle isnt feathered as you reach idle when stopping/downshifting. Once idle is reached the bike will hold it on its own.

Quick stop with no downshift and no throttle feathering will just about always result in a stall......

All stock, carbs have never been apart, 2007 with 15k miles.


*edit: Maness, I have had the airbox apart a few times to clean the air filter, the gasket around the box seemed to be ok. Also, the time it stalled when the clutch was pulled cruising at 60, i let the clutch back out slowly and it fired right back up as expected.


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Now you hit on something there, See mine does not do like yours,
But if I make a sudden stop, Like pull in the clutch & hall on the brakes without down shifting
it will sometimes stall. Then fire right back up.

I'm no tech, but I think this is just an inherent problem with carbureted bikes.?????
You on the other hand seem to have a larger problem.



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Maybe when braking very hard, the fuel will go forward and won't reach your carbs of something? I once heard about an oil light going on when braking very hard, because the oil would be pushed to the front in the reservoir

I think your idle RPM is too low. Does it also stall when you're standing still after driving for a little while (without the hard braking)?

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I have aq similar proble ,bike just stalls when I cruise to a stop but starts right up and idles fine.any idea what might be wrong?
I changed my carburator and it seems to help but stalled like twice on me. I will change my fuel pump to see if that problem goes away then post back. keeping my fingers crossed.
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