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Jan
9
comment I accidentally kept my vehicle Choke ON while riding?
Even if the spark plug is fouled and I somehow manage to start the bike and switch off the choke, will a 10 minute ride on the bike be enough to consume the fuel that covered the spark plug? Or does the fuel just remain there and can be removed only by cleaning the spark plug?
Jan
9
comment I accidentally kept my vehicle Choke ON while riding?
My bike didn't start on 3 occasions because of fuel deposits on the spark plug (a local mechanic cleaned the spark plug and the bike started) and the authorized service center advised a change of spark plug, engine oil, drain cock packing, gasket cylinder head cov, gasket exhaust pipe, tube fuel, engine head cleaning, carb calibration and new o-rings. Turned out to be quite expensive. Is all of this justified or are they fleecing customers?
Dec
26
accepted Fixing cuts on the seat
Dec
25
comment Suzuki vl 250 wont start
@Paulster2: A mechanic told me that that oil is only for 2 stroke engines. For a 4 stroke engine, I guess we could directly reach the conclusion that it's a fuel richness problem. The mechanic had also turned off the choke on my bike. I hear that it'd done to increase the ratio of air in the air-fuel mixture.
Dec
25
comment Suzuki vl 250 wont start
I had the same problem. The service center person said they'd have to clean and adjust the insides of the carburettor and also clean the engine cylinder head and change the engine oil because of carbon deposits. The labour charge was rather expensive, but after servicing, the bike responsiveness is just too good. A mechanic also told me that repeatedly trying to start the bike when the spark plug is flooded, could severely damage the engine valve. If there's anyone who could confirm these or mention anything, please do.
Oct
28
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Oct
28
comment Hit a wall with my car how to remove paint?
Thanks Bob. A use of detergent soap and wet cloth got rid of the paint.
Oct
22
comment How can I get rid of door dings?
Shucks! Your car is like a mirror!
Oct
22
comment Hit a wall with my car how to remove paint?
I got a similar paint mark on my car body after brushing lightly against a gate. Rubbing the area with a wet cloth appeared to get some of the paint onto the cloth, but I'm afraid the water might corrode any tiny sections where the car paint itself got scratched off to expose the metal. Is corrosion a risk? Or do I first use the wet cloth and then use the wax to ensure that oxygen does not reach the metal?
Oct
20
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Jun
14
accepted Car and bike. How to keep it in good condition when unused for two months?
Jun
12
asked Car and bike. How to keep it in good condition when unused for two months?
Dec
30
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
21
comment Fixing cuts on the seat
Thanks, but I don't think Dr.Vinyl is available in India.
Oct
12
asked Fixing cuts on the seat
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24
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