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Old 10-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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In addition, I changed my brake pads for the rear and my mechanic told me just to keep riding the bike in order for the pads to match the grooves on the old rotors. Is this also true? Any suggestions?
post a pic. It depends on how drastic the grooves are.

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I've always had a similar issue. I have to put the choke on full and also give the throttle a little rev to get the rpms up. If I put the choke on full and try to start with no throttle, it starts than stalls out right away. Once the engine is warm and been running, I can start the bike without choke or throttle. But if its a cold start it always requires choke and little throttle to keep it from stalling.

Does that sound like same type of carbs leaking gas issue as OP is having? I haven't had carbs worked on since I bought the bike 5 years ago, so it obviously in need of a tune up. But it has been like that since I bought the bike, and i've read that Katanas don't like starting cold anyways so I always just dealt with it.
I havnt used my choke since I got my rebuilt carbs from arsenic, new plug wires etc. Thats been in 35-40 degree weather first thing in the morning. It was a bit rich at first until I turned my a/f screws to 2 turns but even now I have yet to need it. An im not talking about sitting there cranking it til it starts either, maybe one or 2 seconds MAX and shes idling. Good spark an clean carbs do justice. Prior to carbs an plugs an wires it was full choke an 2 sometimes 3 crank attemps an she still wouldn't idle, id have to hold the throttle to keep her running
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #12
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This is normal because it's too cold. Just tune the gas.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:31 AM   #13
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My problem sounds somewhat similar. I just brought a 2003 Katana out of storage. I'm not mechanically inclined (city boy). The bike ran fine when I got it out of storage. I drove it back to my house, went inside, ate a PB&J, then started it and drove it again. The next morning, it would not start. It runs for 2 to 3 seconds, then the RPMs drop until the bike eventually stalls. Giving it throttle seems to have no effect, and if anything, makes it stall faster. The oil light also comes on. I changed the oil and oil filter, with no change in results.

Is it possible that the engine starts, but then the fuel flow is too slow to keep it going? I did notice that the bike starts better with the petcock set to prime. If I were to guess, with all the wisdom I've attained on the Internet, this could be bad gas (91 octane, BTW), cruddy fuel tank or fuel filter, or dirty carb. I wouldn't mind doing these things myself but alas, I live in an apartment. No garage or space to do this in. Have to suck it up and pay someone to do it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #14
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It could be as simple as an issue with the vacuum line for the petcock. Do you have a friend who would be willing to let you borrow their driveway or garage for a short "project". Honestly, most of the possible other issues would generally be quick to fix, with the exception of doing a full cleaning on the carbs.


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Old 05-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #15
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My problem sounds somewhat similar. I just brought a 2003 Katana out of storage. I'm not mechanically inclined (city boy). The bike ran fine when I got it out of storage. I drove it back to my house, went inside, ate a PB&J, then started it and drove it again. The next morning, it would not start. It runs for 2 to 3 seconds, then the RPMs drop until the bike eventually stalls. Giving it throttle seems to have no effect, and if anything, makes it stall faster. The oil light also comes on. I changed the oil and oil filter, with no change in results.

Is it possible that the engine starts, but then the fuel flow is too slow to keep it going? I did notice that the bike starts better with the petcock set to prime. If I were to guess, with all the wisdom I've attained on the Internet, this could be bad gas (91 octane, BTW), cruddy fuel tank or fuel filter, or dirty carb. I wouldn't mind doing these things myself but alas, I live in an apartment. No garage or space to do this in. Have to suck it up and pay someone to do it.
My bike did roughly the same thing sometimes. Turned out the fuel filter melted and was leaking out (introducing Air into the fuel line).
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My bike did roughly the same thing sometimes. Turned out the fuel filter melted and was leaking out (introducing Air into the fuel line).
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