YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

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JDT
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YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by JDT » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi guys,
My YZFR6 has hardly been out of the garage this past year, and when warming it up last weekend I noticed it sounds really rough, like its lost a cylinder (?) or is unevenly firing.
I need help! All the bike tools and knowledge has been left at my previous address and I'm a bit stuck now.
If anyone is feeling generous with their time, and fancys a beer and tinkering with my bike, it would be appreciated!

Im in Inverurie btw ...
Cheers :grin:

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by Zax » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:11 pm

I can have a look at it the next time I am back in the uk if you like :2up

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by JDT » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Zax wrote:I can have a look at it the next time I am back in the uk if you like :2up
That'd be great, but mind i'm not just around the corner from u now!

I'll see what i can do myself meantime :2up

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by boydie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Could it be bad fuel? how long has it been standing?

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by JDT » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:38 am

boydie wrote:Could it be bad fuel? how long has it been standing?
I started it up again, and getting 3 out of 4 cylinders heating up.
It could be the fuel has gone off, but wouldn't that affect all the cylinders?

Honestly think its been out a handful of times early last summer, and it hibernates with a full tank.

I was going to check the spark plugs for corrosion first (fairly new, irridium plugs), swap them over and see if the duff cylinder moves.
Do I need a specific tool to get the sparks out?

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by MrSIXXXX » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:18 am

just a long reach spark plug tool. accessing them is a pain though as you have to remove petrol tank , air filter housing , plastic heat shield to the front of carbs and if I remember some of the front under cowlings to access the heat shield fixings. good luck though and hope you don't have the same problem I had with my 99 one.

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Re: YZFR6 sounding like a tractor

Post by gavtaylor1194 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:51 pm

hi

ive also had my YZFR6 in garage all over the winter period and i work offshore and i can say that ive maybe started mine 4 or 5 times the last time was 5 days ago and seems perfectly good no problems and has had a half tank still in the tank

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