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Honda hurricane1000 1988 cylinder #1 is not working it burns only when i put my hand to the carb sort of chocking it and it sucks more than the other three

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Clean the carbs ! jets and float needle etc !

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SOURCE: suzuki gt380 running on 2 cylinders, carbs clean,

Have you checked for a spark? This sounds like an ignition problem. Check your points are set correctly for that cylinder as well.

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Sounds like you have a vacuum leak. Maybe you didn't get the rubber boot around the carb good. You can start the bike and take starting fluid and spray around the carb to see if the engine revs up. If so, then you have a vacuum leak.

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SOURCE: Hi There, I have a 1400 Golf 1 carb driven. I have had endless hasles with a rev problem. I put in a new carb kit and it was running fine however now it refuses to idle and if I pull out the chock it

I am sure you are aware that a carb mixes the air and fuel.

All settings on a carb must be made gradually and tested thoroughly.

I would suggest you set screw in question halfway in/out and see what that gives you and then going in slowly and see if you get an improvement.

Please double check for hoses or pipes that may be missing or dislodged that create a vacuum somewhere.

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Uses a large amount of oil, but no smoke from the exhaust, or any where else, plugs oil up very quickly, could one of my carbs be over fueling, one failed recently

Hi Philp:
Great Toy you have. My project car is a '73 GT6 MKIII.
I'd suspect that your carb problem and the oil consumption are separate issues. If the plugs are oiled up it would be logical to conclude that oil is getting into the cylinders. One would expect smoke from the exhaust. Not seeing it doesn't decessarily mean it's not there. Are you getting a lot of oil or carbon from the tailpipe?
Oil can get into the cylinders a number of ways:
- Bad rings - usually does not foul all plugs equally. A compression test may indicate but not always reliable.
- Bad valve guides/seals - this lets oil enter the cylinder via the valve. Intake valve - burns oil, Exhaust valve - increased crankcase pressure, PCV directs oil into intake manifold or carb.
- PCV valve fouled - stuck open - oil sucked into intake manifold or carb. This is the only way I can see oil entering the engine through the carb.

These should give you some things to follow up on.
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I had to run full chock to get it back to the house before it shut down, what cuase this?

I'm sure you have dirt in your carb. If you know how to take the carb apart......You need to get a can of carb cleaner and carb kit. Take the carb apart and spray every hole and nook a crany you can see. Put the new kit in the carb and you should be ready to go!! This has happened to several times.

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How i do hard starting cold engine honda tmx 155

full choke and fully opened throttle or else try chocking the carb by hand as this can deliver more fuel to the engine than the butterfly. Pay attention as this may ruin the spark plug if it is done many times.

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I screw the carb.adj.all the way in an back them each out 1 1/2 turn an it still will not even try to start,an when trying to start it will pop an blow the chock off chock

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2001 vt 750 shadow blowing white smoke 1 cyl is dead seems like raw fuel out exhaust has spark and new plugs seems like carb is loading up took apart card and diaphram seems in tact float works properly so...

White smoke is usually burning oil.

If you have a dead cylinder, then you may have poked a hole in the piston, allowing the combustion chamber to burn oil.

If your piston is not ruined, then your rings are. If you are "puking" or burning an excessive amount of oil, then your rings are bad, cylinder may need re-honing, or you may need valve guide work. Good luck.


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Honda vt500 1985 motor seams to shut down after warming

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Check the choke opperation is working correctly ,and that nothing is fouling the chock sliders .Theses bikes don't like too much air in first starting .and rel;y on a near neat fuel supply .it could be a case that the choke is not sutting off air supply enough..If you richen the mixture you could cause to much fuel to enter the engine a wash away your oil lubrication .,causeing the engine to over heat ,and in some cases cause valve burn outs .

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Honda VF 750 1983 wont start


Initially, pls determine if there is sufficient vacuum on each cylinder. Remove air cleaner, housing and expose the carbs. Crank the engine while trying to cover the carb opening with the palm of your hand. If there is vacuum, then your palm would be wet with fuel. If there is little or none at all, then there is a leak between the carbs and the intake manifold.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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