Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Kylersk

1982 Kawasaki 1100 starting problems..

6 posts in this topic

Not sure if it is a problem or not..

When I first start the bike, I have to go to full choke which then runs the engine up to ~4K rpms. If I let it run at that for about 20 seconds or so, I can put it on half choke for a minute or so. Then no choke and it'll run at 1200-1500 RPMs and run fine.

Thoughts? It's kinda loud in the Morning when it's running at 4000+ RPM's (not harley loud, just loud reving).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That how its suppossed to be .. If you choke it all the way to start try going to 3/4 or 1/2 choke right away after it starts

number1 reving it like that right away is not that good for it and you will probably keep your neighbors much happier... : < )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bet you need to do a thorough cleaning of the carbs. Have you done that lately, like in the past 5 or so years? Sounds like my honda did when it started to get pretty gummed up. The cleaning worked wonders and running like new again.

By cleaning, I mean taking them apart and "thorough" cleaning. It can cost about $100 per carb at dealer, or more. I had mine cleaned at dealer (thank goodness half-price Feb-prices), then a leak developed around gasket and I did the gaskets myself. I have Magna, so a bit more complicated with 4 carbs, but overall not too hard to do.

edit, I didn't see the part where you said it runs fine after that. So like the above psot says, it is probably normal. But when it is warm out, you really shouldn't need choke that much at all. Mine would not STAY running without a bit of choke. Now runs perfect.

Good luck,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like xlr8 said that is normal. Choke when starting cold, reducing choke gradually for the first 3-5 mins till engine is warm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very typical of the lean lean lean carb settings of early to mid 80's bikes. VERY simple process to reset the idle screw mixture settings, but you have to find the little caps they put over the screws, drill or somehow remove to access the screws, then turn each one out to about 2.5 to 3 turns. You wont need to choke it as much to start and will idle better.

GREAT article about cleaning carbs in the first edition of "Retro Motorcyclist" magazine. Its on the newstnads now, put out by the past editor of "Motorcyclist" magazine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After you clean the carbs, if your are still experiencing long warm up times, you may want to consider going up a pilot jet size. Most bikes are already jetted lean to comply with emissions standards. Some are so lean it affects runnability. Four new pilot jets will run you about 12 bucks from the local cycle shop and your neighbors will thank you for that extra half hour of sleep they will get in the morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I have been meaning to try to stick a yote too whenever I was out I hoped one would show up instead of a turkey.
    • should have set up in the grass! Uncle went back for evening set up at a pinch point hen and tom came through to go back to roost but no shot!
    • Beside the fun of fooling a turkey and sticking it witj my bow,this is why I love turkey hunting. Slow smoked with apple on the pellet smoker. 
    • Does anyone have a water driven backup sump pump? They look like the cats meow if you live in town. Or does code even allow them? If they are not allowed what is the best battery backup ones?
    • Got out Saturday morning. Perfect weather. Jakes and hens. Had a new group of 6 hens come in with no tom or jakes.   Did have a yote come out of nowhere right into my dekes. 12 yards. Just as I was drawing on it , it must have scented me and booked. A second yote crossed about 50 yards out. Sticking a yote is on my bucket list.   All in all a great morning.    
    • Good season Wild, onto next year. Should be some changes but I don't expect us to do anything crazy. Need to sign Granlund and Nino and that will use up a lot of our cap space. Can't afford Hanzel and possibly Haula and Vegas will be taking a player off our hands. I'm more interested to see who can sustain or step up their scoring next year or if anyone regresses. Granlund, Coyle, Nino, Zucker, Dumba, Spurgeon and Brodin all had career years, those are good problems to have. They showed us a lot but I think they still have room to grow and that is what we need. We have a nice cast of vets but they are likely too old to lead us to a cup, they would be in more supporting rolls. Hopefully our now seasoned young core and continue to build on their impressive seasons. Always disappointing to lose, even worse when you can't score against your old coach but I like the our team and hopefully we can keep getting better.
    • I'm not the most techy 40yr old out there, so I will try to explain what I'm looking to do and hopefully someone can point me in the direction I need to go. I have a cabin in the Chippawa National Forrest, no phone at the cabin and our cell phones dont work at the cabin either. My teenage son wants to take the wheeler and go riding alone. I worry he's going to get lost or if the wheeler breaks down he can't call my cell for help. When we drive my truck around; the gps in it works all the time.  I know I can put a GPS app on my sons phone so he can track his route in reverse to get back to the cabin. But what if he breaks down?  Does anyone know if there is a gps app that I could "pair" up me and my son's phone so I can see where he is at? kill 2 birds with one stone per say, he can use it to navigate himself on the wheeler and I can see where he's at incase I need to rescue him.  Thanks for the help.
    • Hit the Red River over the weekend for the 2nd time this spring. First outing wasn't great with a handful of smaller cats all under 10lbs. This weekend was a different story as we ended up with 15 cats Friday night. 5 over 10lbs, 2 of which were high teens fish. All caught on cut river bait.  Cats were on the shallow side of the river. Water was high and flowing pretty good. All fish were caught and released. Great night of fishin w no bugs to bother us and very nice weather! Gonna give it another whirl soon in a boat this time. Have a look!!
    • I've never tried my booya poppin pad crashers Yet but are they really bad or just not as good? Just wondering.
  • Our Sponsors