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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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New paint job, starts, dont start

Recently I just painted my bike( bike was running fine) I get the bike back put it together and it doesnt start.... I then bought new plugs, put new oil in it, a new battery a fuel filter, and cleaned the carbs. When it does start it idled low so i messed with the idle screw and made it richer it was good for a trip to my friends. then when i get there it wont start back up, we went for ice cream came back and it started right up, i then go home and it wont start again. Im all out of ideas, can anyone help me out ..
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Make sure battery cables are tight.

What bike are you working on?

Are you sure you adjusted the idle? Or did you mess up the adjustment on the air mix?

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the cables are tight, i dunno it was idling at 2000 then when i put the idle back on and it was idling at 8000? im working on a 99 kawasaki ninja 500
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air mix????
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Hello, Mormia &

When you were painting, was your bike near to the painting area, did you plug your intake with a rag or somthing? Have you checked your air filter?

Some bikes have dual controls: 1 for idle speed & 1 for air/fuel mixture. Is it possible that you adjusted the wrong knob?

& do you have a service manual? You might be able to find a free online manual HERE, Thanks to Jeeps.

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Just so you know on the EX500, the idle adjustment knob is the little black one between the two carbs, under them that you gotta be some kind of contortionist to reach while setting the idle correctly. mine was idling at 4-5k, till I adjusted the slack in the cable and changed the idle to sit right at 1500 or so, where I like it. I'm quite happy with it idling there.

the air/fuel mix screws are on each carb, and under them as well, but recessed in a little hole you cant hardly see.
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2k sounds a little high for idle.



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2k sounds a little high for idle.
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i was wondering if anyone knew what the gap in the spark plugs should be, because my book says.06-.07 and the ones that were in there were a .025-.03
i think the book is a piece of crap
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