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Derek SC have got an 03 Kaw, ZX12200R. Has 11,000miles. Has

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Derek SC have got an 03 Kaw, ZX12200R. Has 11,000miles. Has dropped 1 cylinder. Had it running better, has dropped it again. Can't get it to pick cylinder. Any issues with the fuel system?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Hi Derek, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, determine if it is electrical/ignition related or fuel delivery/starvation issue. Proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done):

  • • start/run the engine and play with the throttle but do not allow it to warm up;
  • • shut down and carefully remove the spark plug of the suspect cylinder;
  • • determine if the the spark plug tip did get wet with fuel;
  • • cautiously perform a spark test.