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Old 04-13-2008, 11:33 PM
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Hi all,
just done some minor work on my 91 zx1100 (coolant pipe from head to pump and new gear selector rod) went to start her when i was finished and shes not firing and today loud clicking from ignition relay.
are ther any common faults i should be checking out or is it just a process of ellimination.
any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 04-14-2008, 05:56 AM
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sounds like simple voltage drop problem..
meter your batter.. make sure you got 12-14 volts there..

does the bike roll freely in neutral?

just to make sure that its actually there.. ya know.. since you were playin with a tranny component.. just ensure its not actually in gear, and the neutral switch is lying to you..

no common faults to my knowledge.. (well, watch the abuse on second gear..)

good luck, keep us posted, and welcome to KF!!
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:37 PM
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cheers, still not sure whats going on with it.ive got a spark and the fuel pump seems to be working but nothing.
if the ignition relay was u/s would this effect anything other than the starter motor?
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:39 PM
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sorry , and by voltage drop do you meen it could be shorting out somewhere?


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Old 04-15-2008, 05:55 PM
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voltage drop can be caused my bad battery, undercharged battery, poor grounding, corroded connections, etc
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:33 PM
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just had another play with it, battery ok.
but i shook the bike from side to side while pressing the starter and she fired up and ran for a moment then died again

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ok, fitted new spark plugs today and got her fired up.
everything looked ok until i tried to give her more throttle and she died again.
sound familiar to anybody?
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:36 PM
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SORTED!!!
Turns out the fuel tank was leaking, petrol was getting out but more importantly water was getting in.
Drained the carbs and bobs your uncle.
must of been on her way for a while cos shes pulling like a train now
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