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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Won’t start 😢😢
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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So, no fuel getting into the engine, or through the carb we’re geussing. Cleaned the carb completely replaced all the jets etc. New spark plugs getting good spark. Fuel is getting into the bowls as when I loosen the screws fuel comes out. Anyone got any idea as I feel like I’m missing something haha
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 06:39 PM
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Spray a little starter fluid into the intake and see if it starts. If it does, that probably proves there is a lack of fuel problem.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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So we done that and it kicked up instantly, there’s no fuel getting through the carb, having no air filters might be a factor right ?
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Yes, it is probably way too lean.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 12:56 PM
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having no air filters might be a factor right

It sounds like the motorcycle has individual pod filters. or will have them. Do you have the stock airbox? If so, I would install the airbox w a new air filter. and check & set everything as per the factory service manual. troubleshooting isn't my forte, though, and don't relish the idea of trying to chase down why it won't start.



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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 01:19 PM
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If you remove the fuel line from the carbs and select prime, does full flow?

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Yeah so fuel does flow into the carb as I’ve pulled it off and tested it, il have a another go today by putting the air filter box back on. Maybe it’s getting to much air with the choke opennmight try it with choke closed
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Don’t suppose anyone knows the setting for the air to fuel screw ?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:57 AM
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A good place to start with the idle mixture screws is about 2 full turns off bottom. My ZN700 that I bought in 2009 with only 1,054 miles on it had the idle mix screws set at 1 1/2 turns off bottom and that seems to work well so I never changed them.

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