is it easy to drain the float bowls?
This is a discussion on is it easy to drain the float bowls? within the ZX-12R forums, part of the Kawasaki Motorcycles category; my 12 been sitting for 2 yrs, tomorrow I'm getting a new battery and changing the oil before I fire it up the problem now ...
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|06-23-2010, 09:58 PM||#1|
is it easy to drain the float bowls?
my 12 been sitting for 2 yrs, tomorrow I'm getting a new battery
and changing the oil before I fire it up
the problem now is the fuel! it had a half a tank when I parked it
I need some advice in how to drain the old fuel from the tank
and float bowls and where ever else I need to drain
|06-23-2010, 11:02 PM||#2|
I don't think there are any float bowls. I'd raise the tank and siphon out as much as possible. Then I would ad fresh fuel and fire her up. One of the benefits of fuel injection is the fuel is pressurized so less likely to clog up completely like a carbs jets would. Once its running run a tank with some Techron or your favorite fuel injection cleaner and i would bet you will have zero issues.
|06-24-2010, 12:20 AM||#3|
as above no bowls with FI get rid of the old fuel and refill with fresh.
you get a product called sea foam in the US that will help clean any residue.
|06-24-2010, 04:26 AM||#4|
on the SeaFoam product... However, it IS possible to have dirty injectors from "crappy fuel" that has been sitting for 2 years...
Even after you run the SeaFoam through the engine, I'd use some FI cleaner (Techron was suggested) for several tanks... I usually use the STP brand of FI cleaner, because it's a bit easier to find, but any is good, IMHO... It's pretty cheap to do & it is a good idea to use it from time to time anyway!!
|06-24-2010, 03:05 PM||#6|
|06-24-2010, 04:10 PM||#7|
I went through a similar situation. Be prepared to replace the spark plugs, the old gas in mine fired up then fouled out. I removed the entire gas tank drained as best as I could let it sit open over night then filled with fresh fuel. Changed plugs and she is a runnin perfect!
|06-24-2010, 04:51 PM||#8|
ok, no float bowels I'm thinking back in the day
when I used to have a Yamaha RD350
I'm 50 now and forgetful
|06-24-2010, 05:01 PM||#10|
Looks like you got the answers you need....but hey, getting confused on FI vs carburetors isn't all that bad. I recall guys at work sending a newbie engineer to get spark plugs for a diesel engine. The guys nickname became sparky.
|06-24-2010, 05:44 PM||#11|
Isn't the 12 a throttlebody design. I thought that was like the in betweener of carb and fuel injection. If so then he's not that far off. LOL If not then I'm way off. time for a beer.
|06-24-2010, 05:51 PM||#13|
|06-24-2010, 07:12 PM||#14|
|06-24-2010, 09:49 PM||#15|
Injection, not carburetion... Pressurized fuel system, not floatbowls... "Multi-port" not throttlebody...
Here's a generic diagram of a similar system (simplistic):
Stolen from this article:
Fast Times - Engine Management
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