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If I went right now and started the z1000, it would start and I could ride it around for about 15 minutes, but after that it will start to fail on me. It will stutter and sputter and stall out. Doesn't matter what the RPMs are at, what speed or temp. And the temperature seems to be at a fine temperature when it stops. Around 196-205 degrees, and if the bike ever gets to it, the fan turns on at 208... which seems early to me, but who knows. The battery is good, the oil is good, the coolant level is good. While riding, prior to the stalling, it runs fine shifts good.. but after that time frame its done. After a few minutes of waiting you can get it started again but it sputters and wont go above about 6 grand in RPM and if it gets above that it will stall again. I am so frustrated. All that is on the bike as far as I can see, is a full muzzy exhaust (single pipe) and a pc3. Please help.:dontknow:
 

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I replied to your new member post with a possible fix.....
 

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Sounds to me like your PC3 is crapping out on you...
 

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This might sound dumb but how about a new fuel filter? It might be a cheap fix...
 

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I don't think the '03 has a filter... I could be wrong though. I have had the tank off and disconnected many times, and seen nothing of the sort.
 

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Could be your Source/Stator Coil or Pickup Coil. I had a stator go bad and it would run fine till you got it up to a warm temp. After it cooled down it would run fine. I found the problem by taking it out and checking the resistance on the coil. I put a heat gun on it while checking the resistance and once it got hot enough it would ground out. Just a possible problem.
 

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I thought maybe a pinched fuel line, but didn't invest much time into it. I'll check those coils this weekend. This is my friends bike, and I keep it at my house, ride it when I want, and try to find this problem. I dont wanna invest all my time in it. But these seem easy checks thanks
 

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I thought maybe a pinched fuel line, but didn't invest much time into it. I'll check those coils this weekend. This is my friends bike, and I keep it at my house, ride it when I want, and try to find this problem. I dont wanna invest all my time in it. But these seem easy checks thanks
Seems like it may be something that changes with temperature. Make sure fuel lines are clear from anything hot cause that could create vapor lock.
 
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