Hard (impossible) to start

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Sun Apr 24 10:33:41 PDT 2011

Well if the needle/seats are really worn out, gas will just dump into the
engine and kill it at idle.  If that was the case, I would think you could
rev it up, to where the extra gas past the seats is irrelevant and it would
run at high RPM.  That was my experience with an old Honda 750 with that
problem.  If it's getting spark though, it's probably something messed up
with the carbs, while they are off, I'd change it all, jets, needles, seats,
gaskets, and a sync.  Good luck and let us know how it works out.


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of blackbear at frontiernet.net
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:44 AM
To: John Soliday
Subject: Re: Hard (impossible) to start

Well, since the Jeep is also in need of repair, and i NEED the bike to be
reliable so I can get to work, I took it to a dealer I trust.
They said it's getting spark, they actually had it running briefly, but then
it would almost immediately die.
What they told me was that the needles and seats were really bad.
They've done awesome work for me in the past, so I'm hoping they aren't
taking me for a ride (figuratively) this time.
I'm going to have them get the carbs cleaned out and replace the needles,
etc., and make sure everything is balanced.  once it runs reliably, I can
worry about the old rear tire.  inspection isn't due til the end of May, so
I have time (as long as I'm not on cords), to get a tire in and swap it out.
once the bike is tip-top shape, the Jeep comes off the road for some rear
brake work.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Les Johnson" <jjohnsonlta at gmail.com>
To: "Michael" <BLACKBEAR at frontiernet.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:29:32 PM
Subject: Re: Hard (impossible) to start


     Have you gotten anywhere on your starting problem?

 I know after my bike has sat for extend period a shot of starting
fluid should  produce results if all is somewhat well. I take off air
cleaner cover a spay in there.

  My bike has always been a little different starting. I start mine (
even in real cold weather ) by cranking with no choke. It starts right
up then before it dies I put the choke on almost full. It speeds the
rpm up and in the next couple mins I can drive off no problem. I am
not sure if I have some sort of problem but this has been how I have
started since I bought it used. It seems to run a little rough if I
hold it at a steady throttle at low rpm. Once I give it gas from there
it runs fine. I had the carbs off once but they were real clean inside
so as far as I know there ok.

    LJ 96 GPZ1100

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