Question about 1986 Yamaha XJ 700 X Maxim
I have a 1985 Yamaha Maxim XJ700...I put the bike in a friend's garage since November but was able to start it up in early May by shaking the bike as I was cranking the starter...Was able to do the same in mid-June...But I tried again yesterday (mid-July) and it would not start...It also did a loud backfire as well
What are my options w/out towing the bike?
It seems the float chamber of the carbs are not getting enough fuel (gas).
Try to check this first by opening the carburator float chamber drain screws....thn select the petcock to 'prime' positon and see if theres fuel running out of those drain screws freely.If not thn it time to clean the carbs.
Not bad too to remove the spark plugs and clean them and regap.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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