blade trouble's.(also new member hello)
hi all,firstly newby to the forum so hi to all hope every one is fine and good,o.k. i have problem and i've been seaching the forum for answers and have lots of conflicting info so i have sighned up to see if i can resolve the matter.
so here we go,i have owned my blade for the past 4 years,it is a 918 rrv (1997/8)with 009234 mile's on the clock so it's still like new but a bit dusty due to being stood for 12 months and lack of time to use but it's not been neglected,er much.in the start of my ownership it was totally standard with no mods and ran well.all i have done was to fit a blue flame can and a k&n pannle filter.not a problem there, i think, until of late? i took her out on sunday for a scoot and found she would'nt accelerate very well and had trouble pulling away form the lights(had to rev it a quite a bit harder) and even then she didnt like it,so on go's the thinking cap. here's what i've found so far and i could do with a bit of help to decide what to go for first,
first i thought i might be dirt stuck on or in the carbs so carb cleaner was used , i have'nt opened them up i just spayed it though while the bike was runnig,then i went at the plug's. three of them are black as hell and one was a black and tan colour.so i've ordered 4 iridium ngk's.now could the exhaust end can cause the over fueling ??? or the hi flow filter ??? or both at the same time or is this more likely to be a carb problem ???
also, hang on, i know this is quite big for a first post but some one will be into this some were,lol.also i had to charge the battery before i could take the bike out it had been disconected from the bike while it was stored but had still lost power,when i started the bike it was fine to my knowlage.after this problem stared and i was cleanig the carbs,i noticed that i could here the battery fizzing after i shut the engine off,(looks like a new battery too!)
could this cause a week spark thus causing unburnt fuel and the over fueling/running rich,if thats what is happening ???any thought's would be gladly accepted,thanks to all in advance, tony.