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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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oops ive put diesel in my bike

hello everyone
this is my first post and i wish it was under better circumstances,
to cut a long story short ive put a mixture of petrol and diesel in my bike it was mostly petrol but as a result my bike became sluggish then wouldnt start,
ive drained the tank and replaced it with good petrol but still no joy as im not much of a mechanic could anyone give me a breif run down on anything else i would need to do to sort this problem out.
thanks for any help in this matter
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 05:43 AM
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Try draining your fuel injectors completely. I don't know how exactly to do this; I haven't needed to touch mine, but a shop service manual will help. You may need to remove the injectors entirely and give them a thorough cleaning. Unless you are a pretty good mechaninc, it may be time to tow your bike to your dealer. Check and clean your spark plugs as well.

I'm just guessing here, but I hope it helps...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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thanks alot, i did the sparks aswell i forgot to mention, ill get the manual out
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Have to completely flush all the diesel out from the fuel system.
Right on the spark plugs, too. maybe fuel filter also.

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is there a simple way to flush the diesel for example can i buy some liquid to do this or must i take parts of and do this ,sorry as i stated earlier im not much of a mechanic
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Some answers from those who have had the same unfortunate fate.
http://answers.google.com/answers/th...id/592587.html

Sorry, mate. Checked the manual and nothing on flushing fuel out.
I am not sure if diluting the diesel with more petrol will do the trick.
Last option will to go back to your bike dealer.

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cheers mate thanks for the help
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I HOPE you didn't let it run very long. Buddy filled w/ diesel (KLR650) and ran it for a few miles before pouring out the diesel. Hammered his piston to death!

Hope I haven't "rained on your parade"!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 04:52 PM
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I'd change the fuel filter and blow out the lines. Then change the sparkplugs. A little fuel down the sparkplug holes for a prime, and it should fire right off.

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