New (first) bike (to me): 1992 Yamaha Seca II XJ600S
Fuel valve: As Crabalocker stated in another thread: "there isn't an "off" position for the fuel valve. it has a "prime" position. it has a vacuum-driven fuel pump, so you can just leave it in the "on" position at all times, parked or riding"
Me, in my eternal wisdom, had no idea about this when I bought the bike and took it home on Wednesday night and turned the fuel valve to the side, ie. the Prime position. By the time I learned of this (yesterday afternoon while I was at work), I realized that I had turned it to Prime approximately 14 hours prior, and that by the time I got home last night, it had been in the Prime position for 24 hours.
I figured that this would mean that the engine would be totally flooded and I was told that I might have to "drain the chambers" (or something like that...sorry...not a mechanic) before the bike would even be able to start.
So, I got home at about midnight last night, flipped the fuel valve to "On" and just started the bike up, no problem...didn't even need to use the choke.
In short, I'm confused. Shouldn't the bike have had a whole bunch of trouble starting? What makes my bike so superior that even flooding the engine let's it run like a charm?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.