Hi NTM and Happy Birthday! I can't answer your question, however, my question is the same. My '03 Rincon has about 120 miles on it and when I'm going thru some tough stuff, it does just like yours....shuts down.
You'll be surprised. The guys (and gals) on this forum know their stuff and we should have an answer soon.
Everyone says to turn up the idle, and that does work. But then sometimes your idle may be too high. One member here, fomocofan, suggests that the real fix to the problem is to lean out the idle mixture screw. It's located on the very bottom of the carburetor. Try turning it in half a turn.
Hi again NTM! I just brought my Rincon in for it's first service. I told them what it was doing and they informed me the idle was set too low. They corrected the problem during the service and its running fine now.
Wait a minute Fomocofan says the right way to fix it is to adjust the A/F mixture and he's never wrong Just Ask Him!!!LOL If the idle is below the factory spec's of 1400rpm it is ok the bump up the idle to the correct RPMs.that's what I had to do to mine.
I hate to ask this and please be sure it is not meant in a negative manner...just curious. I understand how some of the user names came about. For instance: 03rincon apparently chose his name due to the year and model of his Honda; Yellow650Rincon is also kinda self-explanatory; Lizard, well I don't know; Karl, well that's just my name; but Fomocofan I have yet to figure out. I would think he is a fan of Fomoco; just haven't figured out what Fomoco is. So Fomocofan, could you enlighten a curious reader? Thanks!
I should add that it has a dyno jet kit, k&n filter, 28" mudlites on it. I have tried changing the idle and adjusting the idle mixture-this helped a little bit but it still does it. Very annoying. You guys have had the rincon a year longer than we have up here-hoping someone else has run in to this problem. It is a fairly large complaint with rincon owners up here.
03, I never said I was always right, It just usually works out that way...
I wouldn't bother to post something if it was wrong or if I didn't know for sure!
Yes the idle can be turned up if it is low...If it is at 1400, 03, then it is too low...the new factory setting is 1450. They put out a bulletin to update the manual on this...
If that cures your problem, fine...your done!
I do not recommend turning the idle up higher than that...That is when you start getting out of the idle circuit...
Anyway, if you're still stalling at 1450, then you need to adjust your fuel screw...
Fomocofan,Isn't just GREAT being the center of attention all the time!LOL
I've being playing with my rincon and have got the idle down to 1200 RPM's without stalling. The Transmission dosen't seem to enguage as harsh at lower RPMs
BTW.I was just clowning with you FOMOCOFAN,your posts are generally right on the money even if everbody dosen't agree with you.
Poobah,With a lot of patience and burnt hand.I've just kept tinkering with the air/fuel mixture screw untill I found a good happy medium for my kind riding.It dosen't stall on inclines or have near the harsh transmission engagement it did have with idle turned up.also it seems to start easier than it use to.
ISurvivedNMU, I use a hand held Tach. My Father in law owns a small engine business and has a lot of those special tools.
Will you have this hand held tach at your garage this weekend? I would love to set my A/F screw and idle while installing the jet kit with this tool there should be no guess work for a person with no knolodge on how it "sounds" or as one mechanic tole me..."turn it till it 'feels' right"...for an electrical engineer that is very logically minded that doesnt cut it...in fact i paid a dealer 38 dollars to fix what i screwed up when i fooled with the A/F screw last time.. LOL... Mike, that is why I want you watching me this time and doing the final "adjustments" to the carb.. (even the jet kit instructions said have pro. install if not familiar) LOL!!
Glad it worked out for you, I know I take it hard sometimes, but I don't care aslong as someone might benefit from my experiences...Spread the word on this fix, I know I was happy to resolve this issue!