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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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1980 KZ550 wont stay running

What's up forum, I have a 1980 KZ550a that I got from a buddy. The bike was sitting for a few years and hasn't been started. I changed the coils, starter solenoid, rectifier, battery and cleaned the carbs. When I spray a little starter fluid in the carbs it putt putts but then dies (no fuel I assume). I checked the float bowls and they do have fuel sitting in them. Not sure what's happening that the fuel isn't getting to the cylinders? Hopefully someone can help me out.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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Check to see if the exhaust is blocked (sitting critters like to nest and horde food) this happened to my 1981 kz1000
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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what about replacing the spark plugs and plug wires..... are you getting any spark?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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are the carbs filling up with gas? you may have a blockage at the petcock
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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do you have the air filter back together and installed?

When you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?
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