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Bike was running fine on highway and sudenly cut off. As I was coasting I was able to restart and it ran fine for a couple of days. Then it happenned again twice on the same ride. This time I started it but after I let the clutch out it only ran for a few seconds, with full power, then cut out again. Hit the starter again and it started fine and I drove home. now it will not start at all. The engine turns quickly but does not fire. There is gas smell coming from the exhaust pipe so I know it is getting gas. All fuses look good. I have not pulled the plugs uet to see if there is a spark.

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Replace the 2 sparks plugs that will do it.the gas smell is due to a lack sparks not burning the whole fuel on the carb

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no use changhing the piston / rings / sleeve .,you need to split the engine and replace the crankshaft and con rod bearings.although renew the piston kit complete..

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sounds as if you have an issue with the charging system, try using a volt meter to determine if the bike is charging. To do so you will need to access the battery under the seat, with the bike running hook up the volt meter to the battery terminals, at idle you should have around 11volts when reving you should have around 13volts. If not you may have a bad stator or other electrical issues. good luck

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Hi, a friend of mine had the same problem with his old gs750. In his case it turned out to be a damaged diaphram rubber in the petrol valve. In addition to this he also had a bad needle and seat in one of the carb bowls. With both these faults the petrol flow could not be shut off, so gravity took over and filled the crankcase. hope this helps, Bikemanbig.

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SOURCE: Engine filling up with gas

gsxr's are known for this problem, you left the petlock on run which will seep petrol through your rings, on the on position no fuel escapes because you need a vacuum to start the fuel moving

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SOURCE: 1991 suzuki intruder 1400 starter cranks strong but won't start

Ok, you said you have spark in one of you comments. The most critical thing on a bike that sits is the fuel. It can go bad in less than six months and cause carb problems if not drained fotr storahe. Make sure your fuel is fresh aand you will be surprised.

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