Hi, I just resprayed my bike and cleaned it with a high pressure cleaner, now the bike refuses to start, I suspect that the fuel is not coming through, there is spark on the plugs, what else can I look at thanx
The slingshot does NOT have a fuel pump. It is gravity feed through a petcock. Make sure that the petcock is set to the ON position. Its under the tank on the side.
If your bike has K&N filters on the carbs make sure you cover them with a plastic back before you wash next time.plus you will have to wash them and re-oil them before you put them back on. Dont use super high pressure washer to wash your bike. A garden hose will do.
If it has the stock air filter you might have gotten water into the carboration system with that high pressure washer you used. You'll need to disassemble the airfilter unit and either remove your carbs to take off the float bowls and get the water out or try to drain your float bowls while the carbs are still on the bike. Siphon out all the old gas if you think you got water in it or you will have to do this all over again. Sounds like you intoduce water into the system to me.
1. Got good gas?
2. Got spark?
3. Got oxygen?
4. Got rid of water in the system? = Should start.
I use to own a sling shot too. 1988 model red and white.
If you have a spark ,remove fuel pipe from bottom of carb , if fuel is present then the problem may be blocked carbs (common after a respray ). if fuel is not present the n the filter will be blocked in the fuel tap just remove and clean hope this helps
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check spark plugs,check for spark. check fuel is good. possible needle and seat gummed up in carb float bowl. disasemble and clean with brake or carb cleaner.do not change float level. re assemble ,you can use the cleaner to help to fire the motor with a shot through the carb. make sure you cleaner says flammable. good luck.
I have seen this before a few things to do too make sure. First take the air filter out and shine a light use your fingers to move the slides up and down I suspect the springs that go on the slide is not seated in center you can tell from the slide going halfway and hanging up. Next, the boots on the slides only go on 1 way there is a notch on the carbs for them. I would guess this would fix you up if not we can get deeper into it with air-fuel mix screw settings.good luck
best way to do this is to take spark plugs out individually and check for smell and sight of fuel. if it is getting fuel but not sparking then you will have a wet sparkplug. if it is dry look at the colour of the hook at the bottom of the plugs. brown plugs means running too rich, grey plugs means average burning and working well. black plugs is very bad and must be serviced. if all this not working the other test you can try but dont spill any petrol before you do this. if while you have plug out(only one at a tim or yuoll loose where wot leasd went to where) plugging it into the cable and holding with a very insulated pair of pliers, then try to turn bike over(start) whilst looking at the hook bit on the plug. if you see a bright spark from the plug then you will prob find they firing in the worng order. this could be a problem and should be dealt with by a dealer.
If ur problem is that the bike is not getting any kind of sputter or fire when you turn it over then 2 things...
1st is easier, alot of bikes even when their battery shows its ok, it may not be you can tell by hooking up a booster (a jump) when starting and this can be a major problem with a little fix
2nd suggestion which I have had to do on many bikes (which Is why I suggest the easier of the two first) can be a real pain in the ****, you have to pull your tank if it does have a fuel pump this is where you will find it, if there is one you will have to pull it apart very carefully and clean it with an air hose to get all of the grime out and then carefully put it all back together...also you should go ahead and get some carburator cleaner and flush out the fuel lines, fuel filter, and then the carburators...
...if indeed you have a problem with the fuel this should fix it...sounds to me like u may have a slight problem with both