07-29-2003, 10:01 PM
Ok I have had a gutfull.My 96 750 with a D&D can is a ripper, of the 12 bikes I have owned it is the pick except in cold weather.I ride 60klms to work every day which is brilliant except when the temperature drops below 2 degrees celsius(36F).Originaly after about 20 klms it would start to cough and fart and at about 40 klms it would stop altogether and not start until it had sat for 10 minutes.Local dealer said no worries we will whack a fuel heating kit on it.According to him all northern hemisphere bikes get this as standard.So on it went. Now it no longer stops but still coughs and farts and is very difficult to start even eight hours later.But once started runs fine until it encounters low temperatures again.I have changed the plugs but still the problem persists.Now assuming some of you northern hemisphere owners ride in cold conditions have you encounted this problem.The local dealers solution is don't ride in those conditions.But a day without a ride is like an guiness without the whisky chaser.
08-03-2003, 08:01 PM
Really!!! no-one got any ideas?Anyone know how I can be sure the fuel heaters are working? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
08-03-2003, 11:50 PM
Fuel Heaters?????? I thought they were meant to get Carb heaters in extreme climates.
08-04-2003, 05:56 PM
I could be wrong, carb heaters could be correct term.The local suzuki man calls them fuel heaters.Can anyone supply info on carb heaters and their effectiveness cause the more I find out the less I think they work.I have to be able to ride the bike in sub 2 degree celcius temps or I may as well go back to four wheels and these fuel/carb heaters don,t seem to be the answer.Could the moisture content of the air have any effect i.e.fog? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
08-05-2003, 02:35 PM
I thought the problem wasn't with the fuel but the cold air. I had this prob on a few cold days last winter after riding at 120km/h for 10 min the bike would stutter . It would be fine at lower speeds at first but once it got cold like that when i got off the freeway it ould want to stall out. It made me think that the exremely cold air being blown right into the carb because of the ram air was the problem. My solution was to turn on the choke a bit and that would seem to help. Cold air is way more dense then warm air so with the cold air it seemed it was also leaning out a bit and the choke seemed to help.
08-05-2003, 06:43 PM
yep exactly.choke helps to a point but continue riding long enough and even that does not prevent coughing and farting and eventual stalling.I originally assumed that you would have to find a way to pre heat the air but I was assured Suzuki's solution was the fuel/carb heaters I now have installed.I have tried removing the ram air ducts and this does help but they are difficult to carry and performance is definetly inhibited without them.Blocking them off is not an option already tried it,not good.I am going to try hotter plugs but I am not hopefull that this is the answer although the engine temp regularly reads below 60 degrees celcius so there may be some advantage but I doubt it,we'll see. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif