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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2007, 9:35 am Thread Starter
 
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The old RS No start thread

Well, since I started the thread after February, I guess its lost. Bummer.

Anyways........SUCCESS!

As you may recall, I couldn't get the 02 RS started. I began with changing the battery, that wasn't it. Then pulled the plugs, they needed to be replaced. Still no go. I pulled the tank, yanked the fuel pump, tested it. The fuel pump was good, so I pulled the filter and cleaned it. I cleared the fuel lines with compressed air. I pulled the fuel rail, the pressure regulator, and diconnected each injector. I cleared the rail and regulator with compressed air. Each injector was cleaned with a toothbrush and comp air. I reassembled everything and bought a gallon of fresh gas. Leaving the gas gauge out, I was able to watch the operation of the fuel pump and made sure all the air was purged out of the fuel system. A quick check of all parts to make sure there was no gas leak, and I was set.

I danced in a circle while saying the magic words boom shakalaka, then said a small prayer.

I pressed the starter button, and she went!!! Massive smoke coming out of the exhaust, but no rough idle, no misfire, no other problems. After 10-15 minutes of running the smoke went away.

It took me another 40 minutes to finish buttoning up the tupperware, after which i went for a ride. It was FANTASTIC!!! I missed riding that bike, so I'm gonna make up for it. I loaded the wife up and went for a ride yesterday through the twisties, scared the crap outta her on a couple of corners that I took a little fast.

I owe a huge round of thank you's to everyone that helped me through this.

I hope I get a chance to ride with some of you some day.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2007, 11:47 am
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Congrats Chris!

So, too much crud in the fuel line? No matter now, save the hot cornering for solo and I'm sure your wife will stop dumping crud in the gas tank.

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Way to go!!! Now stick to the good gas (name brands that use deteregents)...

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I suspect it was probably the fuel filter. You probably shoulda replaced it anyway. :p

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Well, since I started the thread after February, I guess its lost. Bummer.

Anyways........SUCCESS!

I danced in a circle while saying the magic words boom shakalaka, then said a small prayer.

I pressed the starter button, and she went!!!
...as our camera pans into the little cottage where DaveTheAffable lives, we see him sleeping peacefully (not fitfully as he has for several weeks, in angst for his friend Rasbutan). We see Dave's wife reclined on one elbow, looking at her slumbering mate as she ponders the question that WE all know the answer to........

"Lord, Be Kind to Me....the Sea is
So Big, and My Boat is SO Small"

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...as our camera pans into the little cottage where DaveTheAffable lives, we see him sleeping peacefully (not fitfully as he has for several weeks, in angst for his friend Rasbutan). We see Dave's wife reclined on one elbow, looking at her slumbering mate as she ponders the question that WE all know the answer to........
Thanks Dave!

Now how're you at setting the valves on an 1100GS?
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Thanks Dave!

Now how're you at setting the valves on an 1100GS?
Valves... no problem. Clockwise is usually "off", Counter clockwise is usually "on".

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If Wakashen... Wakusakie... Washandwearit... Heck...

..if you didn't live were you lived I'd drive right over and we'd figure it out.

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