Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.


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Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by Davek80514 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:36 pm



'92 wing had a slight misfire this cold am and after riding it it's getting worse. Had new plugs put in about 6000 miles ago. What should I check for and in what order?

Dave in Colorado.
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by redial » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:43 pm

Crappy fuel?
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:56 pm

Plug wire condition.
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by FM-USA » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:53 am

Welcome to the world of ethanol that's forced upon us by our 'oh so ever caring' Government.
This ethanol-garbage eats plastics and rubber.
I had this problem start about 2 years ago, backfire once to few times a year at randomness.
Check your petcock diaphragm. You may find the bottom edge has a ever so slight hole in it.
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by Davek80514 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:28 am

Any way to get the petcock out for rebuild through the gas door? Not looking forward to taking all the body stuff apart to do this.


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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by FM-USA » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Davek80514 wrote:Any way to get the petcock out for rebuild through the gas door? Not looking forward to taking all the body stuff apart to do this.
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It's a rather tight space going through the gas door undoing the fuel line clamps. Kinda like pulling a rear molar tooth. You will have a lot more room to work with the following out of the way. AND less chance of fuel spills and/or leaks.
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Unsnap 2 handlebar collars, remove 2 fairing pouch covers, remove seat, remove 2 10mm acorn nuts (that was under the seats front edge), open fuel door and unlatch 2 shelter cover holders (just to each side of the petcock - partly hidden) and lift shelter. About 3.5 to 5 minutes prep work. With these items off, inspect the air filter, etc. etc's..
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Remove & disassemble petcock over an old white T-shirt that's inside out. T-shirt catches parts, easier to see dropped items and inspect any gunk.
I've done this a couple times now, it's really no big deal AFTER the first time.
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by Davek80514 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:01 pm

FM-USA wrote:
Davek80514 wrote:Any way to get the petcock out for rebuild through the gas door? Not looking forward to taking all the body stuff apart to do this.
2168.jpg
It's a rather tight space going through the gas door undoing the fuel line clamps. Kinda like pulling a rear molar tooth. You will have a lot more room to work with the following out of the way. AND less chance of fuel spills and/or leaks.
.
Unsnap 2 handlebar collars, remove 2 fairing pouch covers, remove seat, remove 2 10mm acorn nuts (that was under the seats front edge), open fuel door and unlatch 2 shelter cover holders (just to each side of the petcock - partly hidden) and lift shelter. About 3.5 to 5 minutes prep work. With these items off, inspect the air filter, etc. etc's..
.
Remove & disassemble petcock over an old white T-shirt that's inside out. T-shirt catches parts, easier to see dropped items and inspect any gunk.
I've done this a couple times now, it's really no big deal AFTER the first time.
GL - Floyd
I got the petcock rebuilt and that fixed most of the problem. Now I just have some hesitation coming off idle, at about 1100 rpm it straightens out and runs fine. Never has that hesitation before.
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Re: Bike had a slight misfire this cold am.

Post by FM-USA » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:04 pm

I have that same hesitation, same RPM's.
Since my bike is currently my only vehicle, I'm not taking it apart to find the problem.
So I live with it by slight choke till that RPM range has passed.
At 152K on OEM vac lines I'm sure my problem is a small vac leak somewhere, but no positive.
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One this I have found is when I use non-ethanol gas or SeaFoam or Carb-Cleaner in the fuel I don't get that hesitation.
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If you find your hesitation, let me/us know.
Thanks
FM


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