Don't know which way to turn the fuel shut off switch.
Just purchased my first bike; a 1998 zx-6, but continue to smell gasoline after turning fuel shut off valve to off. Bike was rebuilt, so I am not sure if I am turning it the right way. Have tried with off facing up and facing front. I know it's a stupid question, but I don't know if its a problem with the bike or if I'm just not turning it the right way. Thanks for answering a stupid question for a new rider.
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First check to make sure the electrical system is in working order. Next, check for spark. If these are in order, check the fuel delivery system.If fuel is o.k, then check the compression. Hope this helps ya.
ok clean up the fuel tank and put a new gasoline, clean all four carburators and spark plug or change a new one,... drain gear oil change a new oil filter,..... change new battery also,.... safe ride bro,......... and enjoy the power,.................
starter solenoid/relay going bad maybe? if the ignition switch was bad, it would be bad all the time and since you said its rideable 80% and doesnt loose any horse power, then its not the pump! if i helped let me know. Feedback!
The bike wont start for a little bit ???????????? What do you mean.Either it starts or it doesn't. First of all check the fuel pump.Place the kill switch to "off" position and turn on the key.Put your left hand on the pump (it is under the seat and close to the fuel tank I think.Looks like a drum with 2 pipes on one side and wire on the other end) and then press the kill switch to "on" position.The pump should start pumping for a few sec and then it will stop. What exactly is a "spudder" that you heard from the exhaust? Like an explosion with a flame (backfire)? When you crank the engine does it feel like having combustion or it turns like there are no pistons inside?
Got gas? Got water in the gas? Drain the carbs and fuel line. Check for spark. If no spark then check again with a new plug. Is the kill switch on? Does the side stand have a kill switch? Is it working properly? Tip-over kill switch on your bike? Check the operation of the ignition switch and all kill switches with a volt ohmmeter. Are all wires clean and with a solid connections? Check the loom. Any abraded wires? Is the bike in neutral and the neutral light is lit up? If no neutral light, check the neutral switch and neutral switch wire on center casing. With a little luck this will get you back on the road.
normally if you dont hear the fuel pump when you first turn it on then it shouldnt start at all. sometimes if you know where the pump is you can turn on ignition and run switch while touching the pump, you will feel if it's working. if not, check fuses, may be just blown. if fuel pump is working but dont shut off when motor starts then its not getting enough gas, try changing fuel filter. as for the GUM Berrymans B12 seems to do the trick for me, get the fuel additive and follow directions on the can.