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Centauro that has sat for years?

Discussion in 'Spine' started by 56Steve, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. 56Steve

    56Steve Just got it firing!

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    I got the injectors back. Now to find some filters or try and fix the old ones,
     
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    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Injectors back from where? Fuel injector filters? That should have been part of the testing/rebuild service. Did you see my post about Russ Collins? For $28.50 you could have one of the world's best Fuel Injector men, properly test them, professionally inspect them, overhaul them including replacing the internal filters, retest and inspect them, and provide you a written report on all functionality.

    If you are going to do it, do it right.

    https://www.rcfuelinjection.com
     
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    GuzziMoto GT Reference GT Contributor

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    If I ever need fuel injectors worked on, that is who I will send them to. I have heard nothing but good things about that guy. And he does all that he does for less money than I think the job is worth.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I've used him a few times and the results are excellent.
     
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    56Steve Just got it firing!

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    Sorry haven't been here for a while. The injectors where sent to a place here in CT that came recommended to me. They would have replaced the little filters but said they can't get them anymore. Same injectors are used on Ducati's from the era. I check around and know one seems to have them.
    Anyway I'm back to square one, injectors installed bike will not start. Will run briefly with stater fluid. First time messing with FI, I'm liking carbs more and more!
     
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    scottmastrocinque High Miler GT Famiglia

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    $28.50 to have the best motorcycle FI guy overhaul it. Too expensive? Get some peace of mind for heaven’s sake.
     
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    Have you confirmed that there is fuel at the injectors and that the injectors are firing?
    What would you do if you had this problem with carbs? While the two systems do work differently, the basics of what the engine requires to run haven't changed. The engine needs air, fuel, spark (at the right time), and compression. Confirm that you have all four. There are a few ways to be sure that the injectors are injecting fuel. Anything from verifying fuel pressure at the injectors to using a light to see the injector pulse to simply pulling the injector and turning the motor over to watch it spray fuel.
    If you could resolve this issue with carbs you should be able to resolve the issue with FI. The basic principles are the same.
     
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    56Steve Just got it firing!

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    Okay it now runs. Seems you have to have to have the regulator hooked up. So with the tank on and everything connected up the old bike fired right up.
     
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    I like the sound of that music!:clap:
     
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    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Sounds good to me
     

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