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Today down in Miami with a few friends and myself we took the Ride Like a Pro class, what a great class to take and the skills you learn are priceless. Anyway while at the class my XCT was getting a bit warm ( hot ) with all the riding the brake and slipping the clutch ( the friction zone ) , after a while we took a break and when I went to start up the bike it would fire up and then quit as it had no gas, so at that time I would hit the starter again and give it some gas and eventuly it would start , spiting and sputtering as if it was flooded. This happened threw out the day.

Once I took the bike out of the parking lot and went for a few mile cool down ride it would start fine. but once it heated up again it would do the same thing. The bike has a stage one kit , could the bike had been just so hot that when I turned it off it would somehow leak or drain some gas into the cylinders and flood it, I know it dont make since with it being fuel injected but thats how it acted , flooded. Once we left for the day and had a 1 1/2 hour trip home all was fine, stopping for a bite to eat and some fuel.

Any tips or thoughs , by the way the bike is still new with just 2500 miles on it, other than that the bike preformed great.
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Today down in Miami with a few friends and myself we took the Ride Like a Pro class, what a great class to take and the skills you learn are priceless. Anyway while at the class my XCT was getting a bit warm ( hot ) with all the riding the brake and slipping the clutch ( the friction zone ) , after a while we took a break and when I went to start up the bike it would fire up and then quit as it had no gas, so at that time I would hit the starter again and give it some gas and eventuly it would start , spiting and sputtering as if it was flooded. This happened threw out the day.

Once I took the bike out of the parking lot and went for a few mile cool down ride it would start fine. but once it heated up again it would do the same thing. The bike has a stage one kit , could the bike had been just so hot that when I turned it off it would somehow leak or drain some gas into the cylinders and flood it, I know it dont make since with it being fuel injected but thats how it acted , flooded. Once we left for the day and had a 1 1/2 hour trip home all was fine, stopping for a bite to eat and some fuel.

Any tips or thoughs , by the way the bike is still new with just 2500 miles on it, other than that the bike preformed great.
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I don't know that it's right, but its the first thing that came to mind. Supposedly, electronically fuel injected vehicles don't have as much problem with this as old carb'd vehicles, but the symptoms sure sound like it to me.




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Today down in Miami with a few friends and myself we took the Ride Like a Pro class, what a great class to take and the skills you learn are priceless. Anyway while at the class my XCT was getting a bit warm ( hot ) with all the riding the brake and slipping the clutch ( the friction zone ) , after a while we took a break and when I went to start up the bike it would fire up and then quit as it had no gas, so at that time I would hit the starter again and give it some gas and eventuly it would start , spiting and sputtering as if it was flooded. This happened threw out the day.

Once I took the bike out of the parking lot and went for a few mile cool down ride it would start fine. but once it heated up again it would do the same thing. The bike has a stage one kit , could the bike had been just so hot that when I turned it off it would somehow leak or drain some gas into the cylinders and flood it, I know it dont make since with it being fuel injected but thats how it acted , flooded. Once we left for the day and had a 1 1/2 hour trip home all was fine, stopping for a bite to eat and some fuel.

Any tips or thoughs , by the way the bike is still new with just 2500 miles on it, other than that the bike preformed great.
Did you ever find out what caused it? I had the exact same thing happen yesterday at on a cone course.

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wonder how much gas you had in the tank.

Makes me think it was more a temperature sensor then any thing.
If it happens again open your gas cap to get more air into tank.
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Almost a full tank and I did open the gas cap.

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Best I can tell it was a Vapor lock, when the engine that gets hot and the bike sits the heat from the engine turns the fuel in the line to a vapor. Then it takes it a little while to either cool down or for the fuel to pump out the vapors and then gas.

Had this happen to me once again last summer on a trip , was running 80 on the interstate pulling our trailer outside temps where around 95 , sat on the off ramp light for a long time. Rode about a block to the hotel, pull up to the front door to check in and when we came back out to move the bike it did the same thing. I just left it there till after dinner and it cranked up just fine.

I really don't worry about it anymore , I kinda expect it if its super hot out . So far so good with all the ridding we do here in south Florida.

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Best I can tell it was a Vapor lock, when the engine that gets hot and the bike sits the heat from the engine turns the fuel in the line to a vapor. Then it takes it a little while to either cool down or for the fuel to pump out the vapors and then gas.

Had this happen to me once again last summer on a trip , was running 80 on the interstate pulling our trailer outside temps where around 95 , sat on the off ramp light for a long time. Rode about a block to the hotel, pull up to the front door to check in and when we came back out to move the bike it did the same thing. I just left it there till after dinner and it cranked up just fine.

I really don't worry about it anymore , I kinda expect it if its super hot out . So far so good with all the ridding we do here in south Florida.
Dave,

Is you engine stock or has it been modified?

I am just wondering if this problem can be expected with a stock engine too.

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At the time my bike was stock with a stage one, later I added a timing wheel and Lloyds air filter.

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