trouble starting my diesil

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trouble starting my diesil

Post by two-stroke-brit » Thu May 10, 2018 2:26 pm

hi all i got a 89 FZR1000 basket case .
had not run since 2000.
fresh plugs,gas,fuel pump and a carb rebuild later i got it to start using carb starter.
and it ran fine and settled into a nice idle.

but it wont start now what ever i try.
i suspect the choke circuit is a problem.
but i will not even fire.with or without starter fluid.

any pointers would be appreciated

thanks mark
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Re: trouble starting my diesil

Post by JonW » Thu May 10, 2018 7:09 pm

could have been rust in the tank has now blocked the carb jets? I assume its got spark?
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Re: trouble starting my diesil

Post by two-stroke-brit » Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 am

Hi Jon ,
running on a external bottle for gas.
it had spark before but i am borrowing a buddy's inline spark tester at the weekend.
i priced up new replacement coils because the sparks were lackluster before.
its just odd it wont fire at all.
i have a donor bike as well so i will swap the coils and leads and see if that helps .
thanks mark
350LC,Athena 392 big bore,stock porting,swiss cheese air box,stock reeds,spec11 pipes.(now TSA big bore pipes)
She might not be pretty but she will always be a fun ride


1982 YAMA RD350LC
2004 BMW R1150RT
1989 FZR1000
1994 FZR1000

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