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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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flooding problems~!~

ok, so i bought an 01 929 from my cousin last month. havent had a chance to ride it this year but i start it once a day because it has been very cold. it has been starting really rough the past couple weeks. (temps around 0 degrees and less with windchills...) and i have noticed that sometimes you have to play around with the iginition to get the fuel pump to come on. but lately while trying to start it (only turning it over for like 10 seconds) seems to be flooding it out. is this common? especially considering the temps? never owned a fuel injected bike before...
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 04:39 PM
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You're battery is probably dieing for one. 2 you aren't suppose to start the bikes throughout winter. The heat build up on the motor cause condensation in the motor... and if you don't know what condensation on bare metal parts does... check your brake rotors after a rain storm and the car has been sitting for a few days. It causes surface rust.




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its stored in an insulated/heated garage. im not unfamiliar with what condensation can do to metal. I also have trickle-charged the battery both times before trying to start it. oh well

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I take it the bike has a carb. Are you pulling back on the throttle while the bike is off, or while trying to start?

That will flood out the bike.

Also you might want to replace the spark plugs.... who knows how gummed up they are.... replacing the spark plugs is the best thing to try first.
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I take it the bike has a carb. Are you pulling back on the throttle while the bike is off, or while trying to start?

That will flood out the bike.

Also you might want to replace the spark plugs.... who knows how gummed up they are.... replacing the spark plugs is the best thing to try first.
right on...im just going to charge the batt. up real good and leave her be until the temp is warm enough outside to run it. by that time ill be able to eliminate flooding, spark problems and so on... its just hard to sleep at night knowing shes not as healthy as she should be...
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you been on cbr forum? nobody can get their 929s started either. first you must have a good charge on the battery. warm the garage to about 50 and see what happens w/ a good battery. no need to fiddle w/ the throttle when startin it. thats the good thing about fuel injection. your not alone trying to start your 929 in subzero temps. good luck

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sweet! thats good to know. i figured its these crazy temps. but ill just leave her be for a while...thanks...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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Pull the plugs and look at them anyway. Replacing them and firing it when she's warm with a good battery should do the trick.



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