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CBR Question...

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by galdavin, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Hey all. I'm posting this up for a buddy of mine.

    He recently had his old man take his bike outta the shed overnight, and unfortunately, it rained like buggery that night. He was away in SA for 3 weeks over this time, and since then he's returned home and found the bike won't start. He called me over and we tried a bunch of stuff. We tried starting it til the battery was bloody flat. Tried push starting it up and down the road SO many times. Checked the plugs and all that kinda stuff. Recharged the battery and tried starting it again, but it still went flat.

    Gimme some tips here if you can :)

  2. Youv'e got 1 of 2 problems, or both.

    1. Water in the tank.
    Put the fuel tap on "prime" and drain the float bowls.
    Splash of metho in the tank.
    2. Wet leads and plugs
    Dry them with a rag. Make sure to get into the plug recesses
    Spray some WD40 or similar around

    Then just charge the battery and she should fire.
  3. I DOES sound like water in the tank. I vote for that.
    Modern electrical systems are much less prone to "wetting out" than the old coil ignition systems used to be. having said that, a good spray with WD40 certainly couldn't hurt.
  4. Cheers guys. Are there stoppages/plugs around to drain the float bowls from?
  5. yes, usually a little hex bolt on the bottom of the float