Joined: Sep 2007
I Ride: 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11C
Yes I am going to tear them down again. Hammerhead I am going to replace things as you suggested, I have been considering it. With a vehicle this age that has sat a lot its something that just needs to be done. Blaine I am aware of the small holes just before the slider as I have read here in the forums about them. I checked all my floats, jets, air screw etc before I reinstalled them on Saturday. I did eventually get the bike to run after I almost gave up. I had to choke the bike for a considerable while to get it to fire up but the carbs were bone dry at this point from sitting. It did run on choke but did pretty quickly. After some time like I posted above I pulled it back in the garage took off the air box, and looked at plugs. I also checked spark with a inline spark checker. After that it fired up and ran with my gas valve off. It seems that when I have the gas valve on which I have ran to a hangable remote tank that I bought online is when it seems to want to flood. Cylinder 1, and 2 are black and look like they are running rich. Cylinders 3, and 4 look clean except the tip of the bracket that goes over the center conducter on the plug which is slightly black. This is only after the bike ran for just a few minutes. So, tear down, clean, rebuild, check floats settings etc again maybe even new needles??????? Then try them out again to see what happens. I have small brush style, and needle style carb cleaner tools along with carb cleaner to spray thru along with compressed air from my compressor so I thought they were all clear but maybe the fuel filter is dirty or something I guess I will have to try pumping fuel into a container to see what may settle. Hope to get this bike going again very soon. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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