Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Bike switches off while driving

asked by on

Bike goes off while driving and problem is fuel flow stops!! I have to open the petrol tank for a few minutes only then the bike starts again

Depending on the type of fuel valve you have you should remove the fuel valve from the fuel tank to clean or replace the tank filter screen mounted on the fuel control valve. The filter is most likely clogged with rust, dirt, or debris that were in the tank. Flush out the tank with fresh fuel before installing a clean filter control valve.

You should also replace the fuel tank cap since it sounds like it has a blocked vent that is supposed to allow air to get into the tank and will cause fuel to stop flowing when the tank gets into a vacuum. A new cap will fix this issue. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Smell of gasoline during driving on a 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

Start by watching my video "does your car smell of gasoline?" That will show you all the steps to do. But, in a nutshell, you'd want to check the gas cap to see if it's loose or leaking. You'd...

Q: Filling up at the gas station.

The issue is the purge vent hose on the fuel filler neck is either leaking or it is plugged up causing the fuel system to vapor lock making the fuel not flow into the fuel tank properly. Check the hose...

Q: Gas cap warning light stays on

I would take it back to the dealer that put the tank in and have them check their installation of the fuel tank. The lights should be off and no leaks detected with the new fuel tank. You may have...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.