Question about 1983 Honda CBX 550 F-F2
I have had problems starting the bike, especially after winter storage. If I get it going it runs for a day or so. After a couple of days sitting idle, the battery goes dead. The battery seems to be ok.
I just got the bike running for the first time this year. The carbs had been drained, the tank topped and it had fuel stabilizer added. I ran it for a while before draining the carbs I can start it and it runs bu it backfires every minute or two and has no power/acelleration.
Any thoughts or advice? Thanks
Mine was doing exactly the same - I cannot vouch enough for a carby cleaner called 'Seafoam' - it is American but you can buy it on Ebay - it will clean those carbs and fix your fuel issues. Don't mind all the smoke coming of the exhaust though, this is it cleaning the fuel lines and carbs. It is truly amazing stuff!
Posted on Aug 03, 2014
Greetings From Bermagui i also have an 83 cbx 550 f2 i have got the same problem as what you have got try replacing the cdi unit and the coil pack and replenish with newer fuel good luck and cheers
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
If the fuel is a year old, Replace all of it.Stabilizers are not restorers. Your backfiring may very well be due to the inconsistancy of the fuel. Try it and see if that gets you flying.. good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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