Author 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?  (Read 6905 times)

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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #20 on: 12 February, 2024, 08:49:08 pm
    12 February, 2024, 08:49:08 pm
    RTFM - the flooded method is in there IIRC - I'm well aware of it anyway and did go through it a couple of times to be sure. But normally you can smell the fuel build up when the engine floods, no smell of fuel this time round.

    The smoke wasn't white either (moisture) - it was grey and stinky - not burning oil (black and stinky) - it was bad fuel and maybe a little oil lifted up the bores from so much cranking without firing.  If I had the chance I'd have followed my normal winterising routine of filling the tank right up with premium e5 and putting it on the optimated every couple of weeks.  Never had an issue when I've done that.  Didn't get the chance this December was sick as a parrot for weeks. I'd normally find a few warmer days in Dec and Jan to get out for quick run, but had to let a couple of opportunities pass by.  When we got out for run it ran without fault.




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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #21 on: 13 February, 2024, 01:33:58 am
    13 February, 2024, 01:33:58 am
    One thing that can seem like flooding, yet no fuel smell, is water condensing in the fuel (or separating due to ethanol fuel), or there was water in it from the filling station.  The cure is to dump in a couple ounces of isopropanol, which can handle many times the water that ethanol can.  Methyl hydrate works too (gas line antifreeze).  Any water in the fuel even a small amount will sit on the bottom of the tank and it's the first thing the fuel pump picks up, and a no start could result.  Over here many of us use Seafoam, which is ~60% naptha (dissolves gummy deposits) and ~30% isopropanol.  If my bike is going to sit more than a week, I'll put two or three ounces in.  Never fails to start...... unless I shut it down too early to induce the flooding event.....

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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #22 on: 13 February, 2024, 08:47:21 am
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    Yeah,  I just got some seafoam,  I wasn't fully aware of the properties in dispersing / helping with water in the tank though,  Just thought it'd be more effective than redex at cleaning the injectors.

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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #23 on: 14 February, 2024, 10:48:23 am
    14 February, 2024, 10:48:23 am
    Just had to go through the flodded engine routine myself this morning. First time since 2009.
    Battery was showing only 12.40v so hooked up my car jump starter. It took five cycles of full throttle and starter button but she fired up OK.
    Let the engine idle for about 10 mins. As expected ,plenty of white smoke at first from exhaust.
    I've had to park my bike in a fairly damp garage unit last couple of months so I'll now use a large bike cover to avoid moisture build up.

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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #24 on: 14 February, 2024, 12:25:56 pm
    14 February, 2024, 12:25:56 pm
    Motorcycle covers can lock moisture under the cover, my choice here is an old wool blanket.

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    Re: 2006 CBF 1000A Starter or rectifier?
    Reply #25 on: 14 February, 2024, 12:54:02 pm
    14 February, 2024, 12:54:02 pm
    I think you're probably right there Art.