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Starts slow and runs crapping

Dosent run well after it starts

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    From such a general statement I can only give a general response - it's broken. I need specific details to provide a specific answer. How long has it been acting this way? How many miles on the motorcycle? Have you done any maintenance recently? What rpm are you having the problem at? Have you checked to make sure the bike has gas and oil in it? What about spark plugs and caps? Air filter & fuel filter? Does it run well when it is not moving and only act up while driving it? What is the condition of your battery?

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Buell Blasts have a known issue involving the carb boot. If the bike is a couple of years old check out the rubber spacer/conector which is betwwen the carb and the engine. Chances are that it is cracked and allowing air to enter direcly. This will cause your bike to sputter and have starting issues. Chck this out first and if it is not this then check the spark plug what color is the ceramic electrode and tip. This will tell you alot about what is going on inside the engine. The carb boot is a cheap fix less than 20 bucks. Good luck

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Is it back firing, dying on you, and will it ride???

if the bike dies when you put it into gear and try to ride, you most likely have a carb/fi prob, or it could be a simple as bad gas,.

if the bike was stored with fuel in it then i bet its the latter,

drain the fuel and start fresh.
you will most likely need a carb clean.

i would also try using a VERY small amt of
BG products "44K." fuel injection cleaner.
this stuff is very strong so use with care!!!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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