#2 Cylinder dead


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#2 Cylinder dead

Postby portugeezer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:10 pm



So as I said I put plates on the Aspencade and rode 120 miles on Friday! It ran ok but was missing some power going uphill or trying to accelerate at higher speeds. I thought maybe my valves needed adjustment and I plan to do that. When I start the bike the exhaust pipe on #2 takes forever to warm up! I poked around this morning and found that I do have strong spark there but just to be sure I replaced the wire and plug to that cylinder. The plug seems to only have a little oil on it. If there is any gas it's not much so I suspect that float is stuck or a piece of crud got stuck in the seat. The weird thing is before I was shutting the gas valve off when I wasn't running the bike I got hydrolock in both left cylinders! I plan to take the carbs out yet again tomorrow. Does anyone have any good methods for cleaning needles and seats? Any tips on setting float levels?



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Re: #2 Cylinder dead

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:56 pm

dead on one cylinder is likely the jets stopped up in the carb feeding that cyclinder. If its leaking gas into the cylinders when its shut off you have one or more floats stuck open or bad needle seat.
I soak the jets in carb vat after taking them out and use compressed air most of the time to blow out the needle seat etc. Could be bad needle valves also.

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Re: #2 Cylinder dead

Postby portugeezer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:05 pm

I cleaned the jets a couple weeks ago and it ran much better. I have been looking all day at different sites and I think I know what I didn't do that is causing my problem. Most of my carb experience as far as bikes go is with Kawasaki. The needle valve seats on those are pressed in and not removeable. I'm going to remove them this time and clean them. I also made myself a little guage to set my floats more accurately. On the old KZ's you can check float levels with a piece of clear tubing before you reinstall the carbs. I'm learning as I go!

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Re: #2 Cylinder dead

Postby portugeezer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:45 pm

Took the carbs out again today. I cleaned everything again and reset the floats. This time I took the seats out and the little filters. I reset the floats again. One of the needles had a bad plunger. I compared to one I had from a ninja 250 and it was identical so I used it. The bike fired up and all 4 exhaust pipes got hot quickly. I also took my mirrors off and tightend the bolt in there. In the process I pushed the sleeve into the faring and had to take off the speaker to fish it out! The bike is back together and running much better! I have squeal in my rear brakes! I'm planning to look into that tomorrow!

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Re: #2 Cylinder dead

Postby portugeezer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:55 pm

I would like to find a way to get that blue pipe back to the normal color. I watched some vids on youtube of guys using some blue removal products and they don't seem to work very well!

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Re: #2 Cylinder dead

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:34 am

portugeezer wrote:I would like to find a way to get that blue pipe back to the normal color. I watched some vids on youtube of guys using some blue removal products and they don't seem to work very well!


The one that seems to get universally good reviews is http://www.blue-job.com/




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