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Bike runs rich and cant get to idle
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This to me sounds like you need a carb cleaning. If you have let the bike sit for an extended time the carberators maybe clogged or gummed up. This has to do with the new gas that is out there now. It is cheap and with the introduction of Ethanol alcohol now it is even worse on being stable for long periods of time. I have seen fuel go bad in as little as 3 weeks.. One quick check you can do is open you fuel tank and smell the fuel. IF it smells like varnish it is probably bad. You can drain the tank and add new fuel and that should solve your problem. Keep in mind, that the carbs need to be drained as well to get the old fuel out of there also. Make sure you have a battery charger going when you start crankin that puppy, because you will need lots of extra juice to get that baby to fire up. If it is starting now and runs on choke, that means your idle jets are clogged. Best repair is to remove carbs and clean idle jet. Unless it is fuel injected.
Let me know how that goes and we can proceed from this point. I am a certified mechanic from MMI as well as a HDTV GURU. Smiles. have a good one.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
you may need to replace your spark plugs
as the idle should remain constant as long as the tune of the bike is good IE oil changes done regularly / plugs cleaned and or gapped , air filter cleaned or replaced all of these can affect your bike.
hope this helps
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: choke problem
The answer is a carburetor cleaning. Todays gas is tough on these motorcycles with small carburetors. The ethol attracts water like a sponge and rusts out your carb.
Take it to a Honda shop and tell them to clean the carb, bike will be back to new once its done. As for your flat spot, there's an enrichment screw right in front of the carburetor bowl. Its tabbed so that your limited on adjusting it. If you take a dremel and are very careful you can grind down the tab so that you can turn it all the way around. I've found that once this is done if you turn it all the way in so its litely seated then then turn it back out about 2 and 1/2 times this should get rid of that flat spot.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
You need to remove the seat and fuel tank first. Loosen the clamps on the back of all 4 carbs that the air box boots are connected to. Then do the same on the front of all 4 carbs that connect the carbs to the intake boots. Pull the carbs out of the boots and disconnect the choke and throttle cables. Now you got to take the carbs completly apart for a good cleaning and adjustment. If you feel this is to much for you to handle then take it to a good bike repair shop.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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