|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 07:08 pm: ||
My '01 blast is sputtering and then dying. It starts up with no problem, but after riding it for a little bit, it begins to sputter then will die. This is a very recent problem, it only started in the past 3 weeks and I have had my bike for 2 years. My dad and I pulled the tank off and the gas flows freely and easily from it. Any suggestions for what it may be or how to fix it?
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 11:15 pm: ||
Check the vent line for the tank. Next time it sputters open the gas tank and see if it clears up.
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 11:18 pm: ||
Also check, clean and/or replace the spark plug.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 09:07 am: ||
There is a rubber manifold coupler, sometimes referred to as the boot, which connects the carburetor to the manifold. This is responsible for about 90% of all Blast problems. It will crack and cause the bike to run erratically. These cracks are not always visible. That would be the first place I would look.
It is a $7.00 part. I would buy two. Replace the one on the bike, and keep a spare under the seat.
If you want an "after market" version, my friend Laura made a replacement boot from a piece of hydrolic hose and it is working well for her. She has extra hose left over, which she used to make boots for people who need them: