View Full Version : It now RUNS!
03-10-2004, 04:06 AM
I just wanted to tell everyone that I found out what was causing my bike to require a whole lot of cranking before starting. It seems like I went through everything, replacing the fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, battery, and I ran a fuel injector cleaner though her when I happened to start her. Just when I was about the give up and put a .45 bullet though her "head"-gasket I took off the fuel injectors. They were both gunked up and after a little cleaning shot out like there should. I put them in and she fired up after 1/2 second of cranking. I guess I should have checked them first but then again I have never been much of a gear head until now. If there is a positive side, I now have a bunch of tools to play with later on down the road. By the way it's a '94 with 35k. Thank you to those who originally gave me advice in the past.
03-10-2004, 09:31 AM
That's great news! Nothing more frustrating than a niggly problem like that. Terry Gibson raised an issue quite a while ago on the old BBS, about the injectors building up deposits and using an injector cleaner occasionally in order to prevent it. I now use Morrisons Superclean (UK company) every 5000 miles or so. Basically the same stuff as Wynns injector cleaner in the US.
Happy riding. :)
04-10-2004, 01:17 AM
Hi. Is the fuel injector (Wynn's, et. al.) something you dump in your gas tank?
ps - whose bike never starts within a half-second of anything, except the first time trying to start it. ;)
04-10-2004, 08:26 AM
Yes, that's right - a cleaning solvent that you just add to the gas. It should prevent buildup of deposits on the injectors, but is unlikely to cure any that are badly gunged up already.
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