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I have a gsxr400 gk73a when i got the bike it had been stood for a couple of years so i changed the fuel in the tank replaced the battery and after a few cranks it fired up but it had a bit of a flat spot at around 8k revs since then its got worse now it will start on choke but wont rev and will not run or start without choke

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A full rebuild of carbs including pilot and main jets and a frsh tank of fuel.

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The carbs are gummed up with varnish from sitting so long. Clean the carbs.

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1999 honda vfr 800. Had a full service done on bike all fluids filters plugs etc. Bike starts ok but as soon as i turn the throttle bike dies no fault codes standing on bike


Hi, Walter you have fuel delivery issues probably carbs I hear your gas tank is begging for a can of Sea Foam if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly then stall, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove and inspect your air cleaner paper elements that are not oil soaked can be cleaned with a soft brush and low pressure compressed air, oil soaked elements must be replaced. Gause mesh and foam elements can be cleaned by soaking them in a container big enough to completely cover them with a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 oz. of Dawn dishwashing liquid for small and medium size elements, for monster size double the formula and let soak for at least one hour then rinse with warm water shake off excess and let air dry, "WARNING" do not use compressed air as this will embed micro-sized dirt and road grime and destroy the mesh pattern and stretch foam elements out of shape just squeeze it like a sponge and let air dry, use a fan if you're in a hurry. When completely dry spray a very fine mist of air filter oil evenly around the whole element.
6. Remove the carburetors, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
8. Replace spark plugs with new ones and check for spark.
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My piaggio zip100 won't start been stood 2yrs drained fuel add new changed spark plug and new battery still won't start any clues


Hi, Sarah if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 3 years or older when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and replace the battery.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
8. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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Bean stood 4 years got it stared gets hot pretty quick and how 2 get slides down in carbs


Hi, John if your bike has been idle for months or years and does not want to start you will have to deal with a few remedies:
1. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
2. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
3. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
4. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
5. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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Ducati 600 ss been stood still for 6 years, any tips for ensuring a good start?


Hi, Simon if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 3 years or older when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and replace the battery.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
8. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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The bike had stood unused for 3 years. Had the tank cleaned (rust) and changed the device that channels fuel out of the tank. The bike (2007 Grand King 125) starts and cuts off after a few revs.


Hi,
Sounds like you have to pull down the carburetor and thoroughly clean it. Over the years the bike did not started debris and calcium deposit might have blocked the air/fuel jets.
Clean it and soaked the carbruretor for a day with lacquer thinner, so that all the air/fuel passages will be clean out. A high pressure air will help the clean up!
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I recently bought a 2002 kymco zing 125 ,it has been stood for a couple of years and not started.i have replaced the coil and new battery and also the cdi unit,it has had a new spark plug too and the carb...


You should replace the fuel also as fuel deteriorates over time.Drain the tank and replace with new fuel.Also drain the carb.as it will still have old fuel in it.

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I have a k 100 rt, its been stood for 10 months, have charged the battery, the engin e spins but will not fire ?????


Hi, Jason if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 3 years or older when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and replace the battery.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
8. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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MY MATES SONS GSX 400 (94) HAS STOPPED WE CAN'T GET A SPARK. CHECKED THE PLUGS AND CHANGED THEM CHECKED THE IGNITION PICK UPS.. VOLTS GOING DOWN READ 6.8 COMING BACK UP READ 5.8.. NOT SURE IF THIS IS WRONG...


Just a thought, have you checked all the fuses are located correctly and connectors are all mating. CDI units do fail and there's no way of testing it at home, all you can do is check for supply voltage 12V, ground or negative bonding (using an ohm meter/multimeter) check for varying voltage from ignition pulse generator, finally check voltage at the coils, you should expect to see a fairly high voltage 11-12V. Not sure where you would get one as it's quite a rare bike, a Suzuki dealer would be your best bet, maybe a GSXR400 one will work but don't quote me on that.

Mar 16, 2010 | 1994 Suzuki GSX 400 Impulse

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YZ 250 STOOD FOR 5 MONTHS WILL NOT KICK OVER ANY HELPFUL IDEARS ?


Hi, if it's stood that long it may be that the fuel's gone off, had a lot that smells like dirty paint thinners after a couple of months & bikes don't want to run on it. I'd drain the carby & tank & try fresh fuel. May just be badly loaded up if fuel was left on etc, so maybe remove sparkplug & give a few good kicks to clear it out, then refit & try. hope this helps :)

Jan 12, 2010 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 250

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The bike stood for +-1 year.I replaced the battery now when i start it it only idles when the choke is open,but it does not idle smoothly when i open the throttle it dies,what could it be spark plugs or...


sound like fuel starved. also drain old gas out of tank in put in some high grade fuel. try starting/running again 5-6 times, should pick up. if not then remove carb bowls, clean. plz rate-bozcro

Sep 10, 2009 | 2000 Yamaha YZF-R1

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