Bike runs almost ok on kickstand but as soon as i stand it up level it starts running rough with gray smoke and lots of gas fumes then baugs out untill i put it back on kickstand than it starts running almost ok. a frend said he had same problem with his kawaski and it was the coil pack. does this sound right?
Your carb idle pins/needle valves are either fouled or worn/damaged. Or floats that control your equilibrium for gas distribution throughout the carb array are not working together with valves/pins. Has this bike set a spell, at least once for too long of an interval? I'd pull the whole darn carb setup and inspect/clean, then reinstall exactly to specs. Ask for the very best teardown/rebuild cleaner for carbs at the parts store! Betcha a little elbow grease and a perfect dismantle and clean, then rebuild is all you need! Been there----Did dat!
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The Honda VTX 1800 cruiser boasts a monstrous 1,795cc
liquid-cooled V-twin engine, with three valves per cylinder and a
nine-to-one compression ratio. It has a bore and stroke of 101 by 112
mm, making it an undersquare, or long-stroke motor, meaning it's tuned
for low-end torque. With a curb weight of 800 pounds, you'll need all
that low-RPM power to get off the line. The bike does not have a
tachometer, so you'll have to shift the five-speed transmission by feel.
The bike is fuel injected, with an automatic choke. Fuel
injection helps the VTX 1800 ride more smoothly than carbureted V-twins.
The tank carries 5.3 gallons of fuel. In reviews, the bike had an
average range of 194 miles on a tank of gas.
Performance and Handling
This is a massive and massively powerful motorcycle. It
corners wide, and is really meant for highway cruises rather than city
riding. The bike gets a remarkable 100 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000
RPM. The suspension is rough, and you will certainly feel bumps in the
road. Honda, however, has put a lot of effort into minimizing engine
vibration, so the gigantic V-twin won't rattle your bones the way you
expect it to. The engine makes a solid, satisfying thump without
chattering your teeth.
run a stringline around the wheels, check wheel alignment, check wheel bearings, tyre wear. swingarm bearings, bent handle bars, fork twist. stand back and see if it looks staight
some bikes will have some throttle effect when turning, if you thottle off, it may drop further into the corner, but check all others first, could be something dangerous
hi...put kickstand up 1st befor putting in gear....as this how bigger hondas work its a safety thing so u carnt ride off with side stand down...but cuts engine if kickstand still down & then wont start as you in gear.....even if kickstand up wont start in gear!!...hope this helps