Bike: 1992 Kawasaki ZX6, 32000kms
Rider: little mechanical knowledge & experience, but slowly learning
So I was supposed to go for a ride on Sunday. Got the bike out, fired her up with choke on, and let her warm up. Part ways through warming up, with the choke still on, I gave it a little bit of gas and had a small backfire. Waited a few seconds, gave the throttle a healthy twist, and the bike stalled. I havnt been able to get the bike started since.
Background: Over the winter, I put fuel stabilizer in gas, ran gas through the bike and let sit. Started the bike perodically (its too tempting!) but kept the battery charged. Last time I warmed up the bike was a week ago, everything was fine. Fuel stabilizer is still in gas. This situation is NOT due to a weak battery.
So I thought I flooded the engine...but I've let it sit for two days now and nothing's improved. The manual says that if flooded, hold the throttle at WOT, and crank the ignition. Hasn't helped. Don't flooded engines become unflooded if you leave 'em a while?
help needed & appreciated:
1) is choke + throttle bad? does it lead to flooding?
2) do you think the bike is flooded, how to tell if flooded, and how to unflood. (i've searched & tried WOT throttle + start, mid throttle + start, no throttle + start, etc)
3) what things to start trying / checking to get her up and running