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  1. #1

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    May 2010

    Unhappy damsel in distress with a 900zxi

    A few weeks ago managed to turn it over and then turned it back the wrong way since then it struggles to start will run but rather sluggish and after an hour it gives up
    If i start it and give it loads of throttle it dies so it takes a while to get it going
    being female ive undone the carb and its spotless
    but ive no idea after that so anyone able to help a damsel in distress
    please make it easy an step by step
    thanks guys

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    pokechop2006's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    summerville sc
    try changing the the sparkplugs.

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    May 2010
    tried that no diffrence

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    May 2008
    check the fuel, the electrical connectors, and clean the carbs


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    CHICKA WAH WAH bren's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Cairns, Australia
    hydrolocked the crank seal out?

    check rear crank seal.....

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    May 2010
    Rear crank seal ??? where ? how ? took out today someone suggested fuel down the pistons and then spin it out to remove any water still in the engine which was done for me and seamed to do the trick !

    Ran good for couple of hours then started to intermitantly not produce any power when reved so decided to check plugs all dry good colour gave it 30-40 mins but no change as your going along at a set speed engine will rev at 6000 rpm then drop to 3000 then back up to 6000 have read somewhere what causes this but cant remember ???

    also when got home removed plugs they were wet ?? could this be cause by not tightening up enough ( were wrench tight but not super tight) thanks for your posts guys keep em coming !

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    Formerly Ultra250 TN Aquaholic6801's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    Old Hickory,Tn
    How long was the water in the engine?

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    seaobin's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    sounds more like water in around the stator or E-box

  9. #9

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    May 2010


    ultra water was in engine overnight ( i know iknow too long but didnt realise how much they take in or what to do )

    seaobin thanks for that been few weeks now tryed spraying with water repeller but is there anything else to do or take apart?? cheers guys going out to day cleaned carbs and pistions with redex see how she goes !

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