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I have a CBR 1000 2006 that will only run when I spray

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I have a CBR 1000 2006 that will only run when I spray starter fluid
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to JustAnswer

Has your Honda been laid-up for more than a

couple of months, or at all, before this

problem occurred?

Does everything sound/seem normal when you

go to start her?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Y yeah it hasn't been rode in 8 months
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

Sorry to have to ask what may seem like stupid questions, but it is obviously difficult diagnosing problems remotely, I cannot see, hear, touch or smell anything & I have only what a customer tells me to make a correct diagnosis.
Also I dont know how proficient a customer is or what they may have done already. So I need to ask stuff which may seem obvious or unrelated

Does she only start momentarily or does she run well after spraying?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No she runs for just a sec
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

Definitely a fuel starvation problem then

You will need to clean the fuel system thoroughly

The best way to quickly clean the fuel system is to use Seafoam - available from most auto stores

2 applications may be necessary, but the only other way is to strip & clean it completely

It may not solve the problem completely but it generally cures this sort of problem

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

I will be AFK for a while now (dinner date) so I'll check for your replies when I'm back & ponder this meanwhile

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 1 year ago.

I'm following up on my unresolved Q&As to see if I can help any further

Did you resolve the problem ? Was my diagnosis correct ?

Feel free to pose any further question on this subject & I will do my best to help !!

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