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Old 06-27-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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I have a 98 Suzuki Katana (GSXF) 600 that is having some minor issues. Before I went on vacation for a month, the bike ran great, little idle issue, but it ran nice and smooth. After sitting for a month, now it will start, but when I give it throttle, it will die. I let it warm up with the choke, but no matter if the engine is cold or hot, as soon as I touch the throttle, it stalls out. I can control the engine rpm with the choke lever. I took the carbs off, cleaned them, put them back on and synchronized them.....but as soon as I touch the throttle, it stalls out? Any ideas?
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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I have a 98 Suzuki Katana (GSXF) 600 that is having some minor issues. Before I went on vacation for a month, the bike ran great, little idle issue, but it ran nice and smooth. After sitting for a month, now it will start, but when I give it throttle, it will die. I let it warm up with the choke, but no matter if the engine is cold or hot, as soon as I touch the throttle, it stalls out. I can control the engine rpm with the choke lever. I took the carbs off, cleaned them, put them back on and synchronized them.....but as soon as I touch the throttle, it stalls out? Any ideas?
Your slow speed circuit is still clogged. Probably in the body. Being the smallest jet or pathway threw the carburator it requires the least amount of fuel, and consiquently the easiest to block up.
Pull em off again and make sure its clear. If your using spray make sure its exiting the body somewhere else. Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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Like Moke said. Pilot circuit. Clean it.

Just cleaning the bowls doesn't do a thing.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Before tearing apart the carbs, you can try the easy way first: get some Gumout in the spray can and blast it into the intake while the bike is running. It works 1 time out of 10...
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