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Now my bike wont stay running

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Not my Kat..but my 83 Maxim..28,000 miles, jet'd to a 900..I've recently changed the oil/filter.

She'll start right up, run fine at an idle, after doing the usual choke for a few minutes. Then after riding for about 30 minutes or so..It heats up so hot, that it just shuts off, and wont start back up until after cooled down. It's got a new battery as well.

It doesnt smell like its burning anymore, like in the previous thread awhile back...but it just wont stay running. It normally runs hot, but not this hot.

Any ideas? Im thinking its something to do with the air filter, but I'll be damned if I can find it on this bike.

Thanks for the help.
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larryg said:
could cause you to run lean which will make it run hot.
This is very true. Alot of people don't understand that the gas in the cyclinder of a motor actually cools the cylinder walls. If it leans out too much, it will create alot more heat. This is a big deal when it comes to fine tuning a motor for more power... :bike:
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