She no go

JOHN SOLIDAY johnsoliday at
Thu Jan 17 15:44:56 PST 2008

FYI - I think you're probably flooding either cylinder 2 or 3 or both and for some reason, 1/4 have very good float needles or the float is lower and they are not flooding.  It is normal for any engine to turn over faster w/the carbs open because with the slides closed, the engine is trying to pull a vacuum into a virtually closed intake (that's why fuel comes through the starter jets with the throttle closed.

> From: swhite at> To: gpzlist at> Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 06:52:45 +1000> Subject: She no go> > Hi all,> > Time for me to rise from the world of lurk for an important question. When I went to leave work yesterday, I couldn't get the bike started. It turned over quite happily, but no kick, no nothing.> > Things I did:> As there seemed to be a strong smell of petrol (or gas for the Norte Americanos), I tried cranking with no throttle or choke, then with full throttle. Still no luck. I did notice it cranked faster with the throttle full open - weird, but beside the point.> > I then removed the tank, and pulled # 1 & 4 plugs. They were clean and dry. With them out, I cranked the bike over, and it actually caught briefly. I reassembled everything, and was back to square one - turning over like crazy, but nothing else. At this point the battery was starting to sound tired, so I put it back together and got a lift home. But today I'm back with the car (and jumper leads) and wanting to figure this out, so any thoughts/suggestions people may have are most welcome.> > I'm baffled as to what's happened, as the bike was fine coming to work, and has always been ultra reliable. I filled the tank two days ago, so if it was bad fuel it would have shown before this. One thing I did notice is that the petcock has a steady trickle whether it's on or reserve, so might be time for a new kit. I don't think that's a factor here - I'm just trying to include all my observations.> > If I can't get it started today, I'll be calling my mechanic, as I ride to work every day and hate bringing the car (this is the second time in 3 years I've driven to work).> > Help!> > Simon> '95 GPz1100 - It's big, it's blue, it's quick.> Melbourne, Australia> Life is the flower for which love is the honey..> > > -- > Want an e-mail address like mine?> Get a free e-mail account today at!> 

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