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1Back to top Go down   Running on 3 cylinders Empty Running on 3 cylinders Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 23:34

Bigsax

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I have returned from my winter abode and one of the first things I am itching to do is take the K out for a ride.
The bike has been sitting on its side stand for 6 months.
I charged the battery, pumped up the tyres and usually that is all that is needed.
However it is only running on 3 cylinders. Where to start?
I took out the plugs and one had the nipple thing come off so I assumed that was the problem. Cleaned it, re attached it but still no joy. I am next going to pull the plug leads one at a time to find the offending cylinder.
Any ideas on the problem?


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2Back to top Go down   Running on 3 cylinders Empty Re: Running on 3 cylinders Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 2:34

Laitch

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@Bigsax wrote:Any ideas on the problem?
Clean the plugs. Take it for a ride with three cylinders running. The fourth will get the message. Keep to the backroads though.
sunny
In the future, store it on the center stand.



Last edited by Laitch on Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 2:43; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added a pearl of wisdom.)


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3Back to top Go down   Running on 3 cylinders Empty Fixed! Sat 29 Oct 2016 - 3:15

Bigsax

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I pulled the leads from the coils and found them dirty and covered in an oxidised film.
Cleaned and a squirt of wd40 and bingo, all good.
Got the leathers on and typical it is now raining!


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