Z1000 2007 - Stolen and Found
Thanks for accepting me on this forum,
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.