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01 Buell blast starts but won't take gas

I have an 01 Blast that starts but won't take any throttle, it just wants to stall if you try. Have tried draining the gas tank and adding new fuel. The oil seems to be over full when I check it after it has ran, if I let it sit for a few days it is just below the full mark. The bike has about 5k miles on it.

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Make sure carb is cleaned properly, throttle cables adjusted properly, idle is set properly all of this iaw a buell service manual! Buell Blasts do not have a sump; the oil after it has warmed is the actual level; after it sits a few days the oil "sumps" into the crankcase and indicates a low or in your case a proper level. this is a common occurance on HDxl motors and buells. the proper way to check your oil is after the bike is warmed and either on the stand or upright and level depending on year and model. Refer to your owners manual or service manual. if carb is cleaned and adjusted properly investigate for intake leaks. main jet doesn't contribute to fuel delivery until about 2500+ rpm on the blast; if it is stalling before that point check slow jet; you will theoretically be checking/cleaning all jets and the vacuum piston/ diaphram. engines are engines, however all brands have specific nuances and should be worked on by make specific techs. if you are planning on doing your own work get a manual, you will be surprised how much you learn and how easy it will be....T

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Hi rsluga,

You will have clean the carburator/s,the main jets seems to be blocked by dirt.
Its kinda natural to get improper oil readings after the engine has run, its recommended that you let it rest for a while and let all the oil drop down tothe sump and the put your bike on the major stand and check the oil level.

Hope this helps !

Knight. (Yamaha Seca XJ750A 1981)

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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