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post #1 of 7 Old 10-27-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Z1000 2007 - Stolen and Found

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Had my bike stolen in 2018 on a vacation. After much investigation I was able to retrieve it but in a bit of a tampered state. Although the thief only drove it around 1000 km or so, he did some very cheap camouflage esthetic mods to change its appearance. All my fairings have been spray painted an ugly and cheap matte black, red seat was painted and parts were removed. Gas tank also has 2 small dents on left side.



I'll try and source all the parts I need to make it clean again over the winter but one thing remains a bit of a mystery right now and maybe some of you can help me.


The bike starts fine but has a bit of a missfire or similar. It sounds like its running on 3 cylinders from my experience and also has a strong smell of unburned fuel. If you blip the throttle very quickly from idle it hesitates before reving up. I can't go very far right now with it because of registration not being back into place but I did test drive it on the street quickly and it does lack power when taking off and then it feels like it gets it back momentarily when accelerating. You basically feel the revs clearing up.



I pumped all the gas I could from the tank, replaced with a good quantity of fresh gas and added some fuel stabilizer and injector cleaner. After letting it idle and warm up a few times it starts running fine without issues.


I let the bike sit another 2 weeks I was busy for work and when I came to start it up it was doing it again.


Any one have any ideas.


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Had it warm up again this afternoon, starts great, but quickly makes a hesitation sound even at idle you can here it burble randomly.


Thanks to those who take the time to give me a few troubleshooting tips.


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Welcome aboard from another 2nd gen owner. Seems we are quite the minority. Although iv just got mine so dont have much wisdom to impart, apart from all the normal stuff like plugs, air filter, breathers tubes, etc.,, maybe the PAIR system?
Sorry to hear what happened to your bike, hopefully you get her running smooth and looking fine again.
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Change spark plugs, change oil, change fuel filter, change air filter, that's the first thing I would do after the abuse that the other person did.

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Change spark plugs, change oil, change fuel filter, change air filter, that's the first thing I would do after the abuse that the other person did.
Sorry to hear about what happened. I agree.... that's a good place to start. Does it only do it until it gets warmed up? Most of my experience mechanically is cars, but leaky valve seals will cause oil to leak down into the cylinder when you shut it off and temporarily foul the plug. Once it's running for a bit the plug will get "cleaned" up and start firing better. But do all the other stuff first. Who knows what that potato head did to it.
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Sounds like a misfire, that coupled with the raw fuel smell makes me think that you either have a coil that failed or a injector thats failing. I would run a multimeter on all four coils and check resistance. If they are all the same start pulling plugs after the bike has run for a bit. The plug that is still wet will indicate which cylinder is having a problem. Also, unplug the injectors and test the resistance on those as well.
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