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Exclamation HELP!!!! BIKE IS DYING ON ME..... - November 22, 2012, 12:56 PM

I ride a k8 600. This afternoon i went out to the store to get some last minute things. Everything was good on the highway and once i got off and was sitting at a stop light my bike started sputtering.

I went ahead and got what i needed thought about what caused it thinking it was fuel since i was low. I fueled up and on the highway my bike decided to act up and shut off when i shifted up into 6th... i pulled over checked oiol and everything and cant find any issues. the rest of the ride was fine once i was back in 6th again.

I need to know if anyone has any idea of what is making the bike sputter, it happens alot when ideling and taking off from a stop.
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November 22, 2012, 12:58 PM

Tip over sensor knocked out of place? That did it for me on more than one occasion.


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Im not really fast enough to notice a difference between tires. I buy the kind thats black and made out of rubber.
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November 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

sorry for being a noob but i have no idea about anything when it comes to tech stuff about a bike. so i dont know what that is
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November 22, 2012, 02:25 PM

No problem, it's a piece that's about 2"x2" with some wires running to it and is probably located under your right tail cover if I remember correctly. Just make sure that the arrow is pointing in the right direction and it's not flapping around and you can rule that out.


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No problem, it's a piece that's about 2"x2" with some wires running to it and is probably located under your right tail cover if I remember correctly. Just make sure that the arrow is pointing in the right direction and it's not flapping around and you can rule that out.

ok ill check it out.... the previous owner did a oil change right before i bought it... should i just go ahead and take it to a shop and have a full tune up done? im not rich so i gotta find somewhere chesap
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It might be something simple, it might not. I'd try to diagnose it yourself first.


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November 22, 2012, 03:00 PM

the only other thing i can think of is maybe my air filter
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the bike sat for about a week before i rode if that makes any difference
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November 22, 2012, 03:14 PM

Sounds electrical. Something screwy with an air filter wouldn't manifest all of a sudden in 6th gear. It would be screwy at the same RPM in all gears.


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November 22, 2012, 05:12 PM

Is it a Suzuki 600? I've had similar issues in the past (with the GSXR line) and it usually ended up being either the O2 sensor outside it's parameters or believe it or not Suzuki thought it was a good idea to incorporate their clutch switches into their EFI system. So the problem with that is if you run some of the lower quality clutch levers they will keep the clutch switch partially engaged and the system changes the fuel curve because it doesn't take as much fuel to operate the bike with no load (clutch in) as it does with the rear wheel driving forward. Sorry I know this may be a little much but hopefully it will help.
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November 22, 2012, 05:45 PM

Check the tip over sensor although I'm thinking its pretty unlikely. It should be right behind the tail light on the K8. Then also do a quick check on the wires going to the battery. I'm gonna say its electrical too.

Also run some sea foam through your fuel. I put that ish on everything.


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November 22, 2012, 06:49 PM

Tip over sensor, kickstand sensor, O2 sensor all would be good things to check.. while you check the O3 sensor, check to make sure there are no major exhaust leaks either.

Throttle bodies being out of balance could explain the stoplight/ idle stuttering, but not the 6th gear.

Also: you running stock mapping, or does your bike have a PC, Bazzaz, etc?
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November 22, 2012, 09:20 PM

its all stock. the pipe(exhaust) is like a modified GP... I know its completely different but i had a car do the same thing and it was the spark plugs and coils im going to replace those. and check the sensor if i can find it. should i just go ahead and do a full tune up and change my oil and air filter as well to eliminate all possibilities...

if the problems continue and someone could help i would highly appreccdiate it. i dont have much extra in my pockets but we could negotiate something if neccessarry. i just def know i cant afford to take it to any shop around here and get raped with manual labor prices... Thanks for all of the help
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November 22, 2012, 09:35 PM

Check the connectors and wires running to the rectifier. If I remember correctly Suzuki has a recall for K8 and newer models for rectifier issues. Hopefully that helps
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Check the connectors and wires running to the rectifier. If I remember correctly Suzuki has a recall for K8 and newer models for rectifier issues. Hopefully that helps

when i took in my bike for the maryland state insp. they replaced it.
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