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1983 Honda CBX 550 backfires a lot and has no power

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

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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!

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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

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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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Buy 'Seafoam', put it in your fuel tank - about half the 16oz bottle, and keep turning over the bike. It will eventually clear out what is blocking your fuel and the bike will run. You will need to put the next half in the next tank of fuel. This stuff is amazing and can be found for sale on E-bay. No matter the cost, just get it. I tried everything else with my fuel issue and this is the only stuff that worked. All other fuel or carby cleaners just didn't cut it. It cleared it out within two tanks - half a bottle in the first tank, half a bottle in the second.

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