Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wooster, Oh, USA
So here's where we stand.....
If you read my other post of "A new twist to baffled" you will see that after putting old plugs back in, bike starts, and runs good. But now it has a lot of raw fuel coming out the exhaust. I have not had time to get her off the trailer she's tied down to, to take her up the road, hard, and see if I can "blow it out." And, I'm not gonna sit with it idling on the trailer and have it go "poof."
Here's my suspicion......
It ran for 100 miles perfectly. It was fueled up before the 100 mile run and a little over full. It was then parked in the sun for 7 hours. When I tried to start it after sitting for the 7 hours, it sputtered, started, then died.
I'm guessing the canister had issues from the overflow, which caused the sputter etc. But, when it died, I flooded it, fouling the new plugs. The more I tried to start it, thinking it was a canister problem or line off the fuel pump issue, the more fuel I dumped into her.
After tearing down, checking fuel lines, I put the old plugs back in, but did turn it over several times, for several seconds which in theory blew enough fuel out of the jugs to let the old plugs fire her up. The remaining fuel simply hasn't had time to get flushed out yet.
Thats probably an optimistic hypothesis. It also could be, as stated, a more intricate issue with O2 sensor, electronic fuel delivery, or something along those lines, which I cannot test for.
So, when I find a sucker, i mean friend, to help me get her off the trailer I will run it up the road and hope.
The saga to be continued......
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