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    Maybe you have the same problem JamieC developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin J Monteith View Post
    Had the stall today at I would guess about 10 mph, in a turn with a decent lean going on. Am guessing back wheel kind of locked as back end slid out a bit and I couldn't stop bike going down. Was able to almost stop it hitting the deck too hard but side panel and lower panel have some minor damage. Just by coincidence a friend was behind me in a car and saw the back wheel sliding. As a relative rookie not sure I could have stopped the slide. Not having stalled before and on a CVT, does back wheel usually lock up? Was not locked up when I picked up scoot after about 20 seconds.
    Glad you're alright! This is scary S*&t. How do you think BMW will respond especially to the consequential damage?

    And also - did you have any kind of warning or anything unusual before the lockup? If my wife knew this she'd stop riding. Glad she doesn't go on this forum!
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    The only problem I've had is an occasional lumpy running engine right after a cold start. Manually keeping the idle speed up for a few moments cleared that up. I also put in a bit of that Star Brite blue enzyme stuff that's supposed to make things run better and stabilize the lousy alcohol in our gas. A couple ounces of that stuff now and then in the tank seems to have eliminated the lumpy idle. The bike's been running perfectly for the last couple thousand miles now. I buy it at Walmart, a six ounce bottle lasts a long time.
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    I have found that I would start the scooter and after a few seconds it may stall (only when cold). I just start it up again.
    I have also found that when cold I will start up accelerate and it will try to stall (like there is an air bubble in the line) and then catch in again.

    In either case the scooter runs fine the rest of the day. I have about 20 days left on my warranty and I already know if I am to take it to the dealer they would not be able to duplicate the issue as it does not happen every time
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    Quote Originally Posted by exavid View Post
    The only problem I've had is an occasional lumpy running engine right after a cold start. Manually keeping the idle speed up for a few moments cleared that up. I also put in a bit of that Star Brite blue enzyme stuff that's supposed to make things run better and stabilize the lousy alcohol in our gas. A couple ounces of that stuff now and then in the tank seems to have eliminated the lumpy idle. The bike's been running perfectly for the last couple thousand miles now. I buy it at Walmart, a six ounce bottle lasts a long time.
    Would that Star Brite stuff be the same as Sea Foam http://seafoamsales.com/powersports/? I put some in my Aprilia about a month ago and made a nice difference in the ride.
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    I have also used the Sea Foam stuff with good results after what I think was some bad gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justscootin View Post
    I have also found that when cold I will start up accelerate and it will try to stall (like there is an air bubble in the line) and then catch in again.

    In either case the scooter runs fine the rest of the day.
    Wow this is exactly what happens to me. It only happens after just starting it in the morning. It seems to bog at low speeds when trying to accelerate from a stopped position. Once the bike gets "warmed up" though it's not an issue.

    Thoughts anyone? Pinched line perhaps? Bad gas? (I only put premium in it). It's strange that it happens only in the morning after first starting it.

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    Kinda odd in a EFI engine, usual sort of thing with carburetors. I haven't had any problems with my GT since my last post above. The Star Bright stuff does seem to prevent those odd little moments. I don't think it's the same as Seafoam which I've used for years in my bikes and cars. That's mostly naptha, the Star Bright stuff doesn't smell at all like that. It was my BMW dealer that recommended the Star Brite. I just put a couple ounces of the stuff in the tank about every third or fourth tankful.
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    Sorry for such a late response, but my 2016 had this engine shut-off since mile 4 on the bike. NEW. Stalled approaching stops and tight turns six times while driving home from the dealership. Been there ever since. That, btw, has been over a month now; it's been in "diagnostics" and "research" with the factory ever since.

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    Sorry to hear this and after a month without success, they should be supplying you with a new ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by Longrower View Post
    Sorry for such a late response, but my 2016 had this engine shut-off since mile 4 on the bike. NEW. Stalled approaching stops and tight turns six times while driving home from the dealership. Been there ever since. That, btw, has been over a month now; it's been in "diagnostics" and "research" with the factory ever since.

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