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Thread: struggling on tickover

  1. #1
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    struggling on tickover

    Hello,

    Took the bike(1200R) for a quick spin yesterday, first ride out this year. Started up ok, I've been running the motor a few times over the winter, but yesterday it sounded like it was struggling to run on all four cylinders on tickover.

    Didn't worry too much and just thought a ride out would cure

    On the road and past around 2000rpm it runs clean right through the range but as soon as I drop below 2 grand it feels like its running out of fuel.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers Jim.

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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Sounds like a pilot / idle jet blocked as it is low revs.

    Flush out each float bowl thoroughly into a glass container (so you can see what comes out) and try from there.

    If not............you may need to remove carbs for a good clean.........in which case good luck, if you have a standard airbox !
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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Quote Originally Posted by RETROBOY View Post
    you may need to remove carbs for a good clean.........


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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Quote Originally Posted by RETROBOY View Post
    in which case good luck, if you have a standard airbox !
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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Dont worry, although tampons are easier to work on, standard box is what makes our bike Rex
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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    Yep, I really wanted it to be something else but it does seem to point to carbs off! Bike is completely standard with full airbox and the emissions octopus thing to boot.

    Might have go to pod filters rather than re-assemble again. Just wanted to try and keep one bike standard, for a change, and resist the goodies!! Once it starts......

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    Re: struggling on tickover

    If it helps, you can hide those K&N's if you wish to sir




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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Run a bottle of injector cleaner through it first, no need to take the carbs out if you don't have to.
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    Re: struggling on tickover

    How long had it been left standing over winter and did you use any fuel stabiliser?

    If not, it could simply be that you have some water absorbed into the fuel and it's gone a bit stale. When you come to fill up, make sure the tank is as empty as you risk and treat it to a tank of Super and see if it helps.

    Might not be but it's the easiest thing to test first. I've had it happen before when I started a bike after winter layup and it ran really lumpy. Fresh fuel and it was back to normal.

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    Re: struggling on tickover

    Took it off the road around October and then kept in a garage(heated) and left with a quarter tank of juice. Always run on super though so thought it would be good as I tend to start and run maybe every month or so.

    Did take the radiator and exhaust off though so I could spray the exhaust. Thought I might have dislodged something to do with all the vac pipes but everything looks to be in place.

    Going for anther run again this weekend, and deffo with a fresh tank of super before attempting a strip down.

    Any suggestions on a good injector cleaner?

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