Crosswind sensitive GPZ - update
pedmail at dbmail.dk
Thu May 17 10:27:29 PDT 2007
About a month ago I wrote about my GPZ becoming sensitive to crosswinds
from the left all of a sudden. Bob and others pointed my attention
towards the carb vent hoses. Since I hadn't messed with anything in that
area during winter maintenance I thought "Probably not it, but what the
heck, I'll go and have a look". Well, I did find the left hose slightly
out of position. It was actually out on the side of the airbox and not
behind the frame where it should be. I moved the hose about one and a
half inch back into position and thought again "Probably not it, a
little misplacement couldn't have that much effect...?" Well, today was
the first day I had the chance to go out into a very fresh westerly 25
knots wind and test the advice. And YES!!! - the problem was gone!
Thanks Bob and others - this list is a goldmine when you run out of ideas.
Why did it turn up all of a sudden then, when I hadn't touched that hose
during winter maintenance? Well, last autumn I fixed the overcharge
problem by installing a relay and some wires in just that area, and it
was probably back then the carb vent hose came out of position. I just
didn't realize the problem because the right wind conditions were not
there the last couple of weeks before going into winter hibernation.
'96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
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