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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Runs about 10 Minutes then dies

My 2002 250R will run for about ten minutes and then it dies and it won't start again for a couple hours. When it is getting close to dying it runs very poorly and sounds like a lawn mower. I tried to clean the gas tank vent with a wire but I'm not sure I did it very well. That didn't fix the problem. It started doing this after I had to leave it out in the rain for a couple days, not sure if that is related. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 10:35 AM
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sounds like a carb issue

but it could also just be an issue with the gas. Try getting some fresh fuel in there. I'd also make sure the carbs are synced. If that fails, you may need to clean the carbs.



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I put on about a gallon and a half of new gas in it earlier this week. How do I go about getting all of the fuel out? I am a beginner so I may need pretty detailed instructions. Thanks for the help!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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I was able to drain the tank based on instruction fonud here.

It seems to be working better. Thanks for the help.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 05:42 AM
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Sounds like water was in your carbs. Drain the float bowls on your carbs (two small allen screws on the underside of each carb) to ensure you got all of the water out.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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Late Reply:

If you are still experiencing problems: The next time this happens, as safely as you know, open the gas cap and then replace it. If she fires back up and runs fine for another ten minutes you still have an unvented cap. (You probably have it all figured out by now, hopefully)
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