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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2018, 04:31:09 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I've been back for a little while now, but I haven't had a chance to work on the bike. I'm hoping to get some time in soon, and as soon as I do, I'll let you all know what's up.

Thanks for all the advice! I'm going to start with the fuel problem idea, then move on to electrical if that doesn't work.
Like I said, I'll keep you posted, and thanks again!

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2019, 08:52:34 pm »
So, it's been a while...
 but I believe it may be the petcock! When I was loosening the hoses to remove the tank I noticed gas leaking around the petcock. I'm waiting on the part now.

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2019, 11:23:26 pm »
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2019, 12:15:54 am »
has the bike been properly stored since last year?

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2019, 12:19:33 am »
So, it's been a while...
 but I believe it may be the petcock! When I was loosening the hoses to remove the tank I noticed gas leaking around the petcock. I'm waiting on the part now.
Replacing the petcock is one step to preventing hydrolock, but I don't think a leaking petcock is going to cause your bike to die.  In post #8 Steve asked when you had adjusted the valves last.  I don't see a response that the valves have been checked and adjusted accordingly.  Steve tends to know what he's talking about.  A wise man would listen to him.  HTH ;)
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2019, 03:33:49 pm »
wishful thinking, but it's not the petcock. Steve
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2019, 06:19:46 pm »
has the bike been properly stored since last year?

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That was kinda why I did the  :popcorn: :popcorn:  people.

It HAS been sitting around for 6 months. :truce:

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2019, 06:31:58 pm »
let's hope he knew better! else more headache for him and more reading material for us.
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2019, 09:13:34 pm »
Well, just to clean this up: It was the petcock. I rebuilt it and all is good :) Several long rides have confirmed :)

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2019, 09:20:16 pm »
What did you find wrong with the petcock?
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2019, 11:57:40 pm »
I had identical issues when I bought my bike . This thread is almost identical too...lol . It was that ridiculous tygon fuel line heating up , getting flimsy and kinking . I put good old regular fuel line on and all was good .
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2019, 02:23:16 am »
glad you found it.  :beerchug:

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2019, 06:14:14 pm »
Bud-
it was the gaskets. It was leaking a little, and when I reworked the petcock the problem went away

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2019, 04:48:55 am »
This was a long read but well worth it. I am having a similar problem, my first solution was to run better gas, 93 instead of 87. Ran fine for a while and then it started acting like it was starving for gas at 65 to 70 mph. I am going to replace the vacuum hose to the fuel tap next, it needs it. Probably the original from1986, very stiff and keeps the shape when it is attached when I remove it. Old rubber. We'll see what that does. 

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2019, 02:34:47 pm »
Getting very good at taking the tank off and putting it back on. This morning I removed the tank, drained the gas, removed and inspected the petcock, replaced the old vacuum line, replaced the tank, refueled, went for a very hard ride and it never missed a beat.  Was it the vacuum line? Who knows, I think she just likes the attention.

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2019, 05:20:05 pm »
After you drained the tank did you put new gas in it?

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2019, 07:24:11 pm »
It was 6 gallons of fresh 93 octane, I wasn't going to waste it. It actually kind of startled me today, it has never run stronger. The front end really wanted to come up a few times. Hit triple digits with ease, all before breakfast.

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2019, 08:55:25 pm »
well, do yourself a favor, and pour a bottle of IsoHeet in that tank, and ride it for 200 miles.. to make sure any emulsified water, is now removed.. then, keep her filled.. and RIDE...  :great: :great: :great:

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2019, 11:53:44 pm »
I'm not sure what you did that fixed it, but yahoo!!   :motonoises:

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2019, 12:15:40 am »
I'm not sure what you did that fixed it, but yahoo!!   :motonoises:

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2019, 02:54:38 am »
These aren't exactly the most fuel efficient bikes are they. I ran through a full tank this evening not watching my mileage. The tank sensor is disconnected, so I get to play calculate the mpg and miles traveled. How much is in the reserve? I can't find it in my service manual. 1986

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2019, 11:36:58 am »
It depends on whether or not you're flogging it.  55-60 mph should get you in the area of 240 miles before going to reserve.  You might get another 30 miles on reserve.  Those numbers will decrease with more aggressive riding.  HTH
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2019, 01:22:39 am »
If I drive 55-60 these maniacs around here will run my not so young butt over. But I get it. I seem to average around 35 mpg with my combined surface street and highway driving. I might look into fixing the fuel gauge, it would be nice to have one that works.

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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2019, 08:51:47 am »
My last fill-up was 42 mpg running 55-60.
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Re: ZG1000 1997: Bike dies after being ridden for a while (hour or so)
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2019, 01:27:46 pm »
If I drive 55-60 these maniacs around here will run my not so young butt over. But I get it. I seem to average around 35 mpg with my combined surface street and highway driving. I might look into fixing the fuel gauge, it would be nice to have one that works.

The plug is under the tank. That should be the problem and EZ to fix.

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