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2002 Honda Shadow 750

Cleaned the carb, changed the plug, bike fires up but then loses a cylinder. Could it be a valve issue? Need help for my customer.

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Have done a compression test on that cylinder

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Have the plugs been replaced? Fouled plugs can cause this condition. All carburetors cause more difficult starts in the cold, because they need a richer fuel mixture. An intake leak can also cause hard starting because it leans out the air/fuel mixture.

Start with the plugs first since you didn't mention those. Here is a handy reference for standard NGK plugs. http://ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_plugs/faqs/faqread.asp

After you get the bike started, spray some WD-40 around the carburetor intake manifold seals. If the RPMs change, you have an intake leak.

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Hello janice...how did those old spark plugs look when you removed them? Were they black and fouled looking or more of a light brown or grey color? By learning to "read" the appearance of your spark plugs you can get a good idea of what kind of fuel mixture you have. These bikes do not like an ethanol fuel blend....Have you made any modifications to the exhaust or the air intake systems?
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HI harleyrider6,
No hitting means not firing?
Assuming tht its not firing up upon cranking,
please check if theres gas coming to the spark plugs and sparks too.
Not a bad idea to replace the spark plugs if they are fouled up!

Good luck.

Knight.. (Yamaha Seca XJ750A 1981)

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