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Just had carb jetted and rode home fine. started

Just had carb jetted and rode home fine. started the bike yesterday and it ran for 30 seconds and died, now it wont even fire

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Jet work is very touchy science-hopefully u had a pro perform it-incorrec ajust can fry an engine-inspec ignition to rule out electrical--r u gitten gas from tank

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The symptoms would seem to indicate a blocked air filter. Just because the fuel filter is showing fuel, doesn't mean it is getting to the jets. After a complete fuel system clean it could be something as simple as some dirt in the jets of the carb. When you clean something as thoroughly as that you can still miss something.

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A week ago i took my bike to get fixed at a shop it had been sitting for about 2 years the guy said it was a dirty carb and a dirty gas tank he cleaned both and the bike ran fine i rode it for 2 min. or so...


Try replacing spark plug,and check for spark if you do good,check to see if you have fuel to carb,at bottom of carb there is a float bowl screw loosen the screw and let fuel drain,tighten screw,choke and try again,sometimes when bike sits that long it may need one or two cleans,the bad gas that was in it still has varnash build up and can still clog up the jets.hope this helps.

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I have a 1980 xj650, rode home after buying. It ran out of fuel, now i can not get it started. I've check plugs, spark, fuel flow to carbs, even changed the oil. The cylinders smell of gas and the plugs...


It may be possible that when it ran out of fuel that it grabbed any **** that was in the bottom of the tank and put it into the carbs, which may have gunked them up and they might need to be cleaned.

To verify that it IS or is NOT fuel or Carb related, get some starting fluid and shoot it into the air filter box ( or along the pod filters if the original box has been removed) to see if it starts. If it DOES start, you have a fuel issue either with the carbs being gunked up (idle jet or main jets), or the floats could be stuck open (again with gunk from the bottom of the tank) and thus flooding out your motor (you said it smells like gas). Usually if it smells like gas and the plugs are wet, something is wrong with the ignition since its not burning it. So if all of the above is OK, check the timing under the points cover, you may have to set the gap (on most older bikes its around .30-.40mm) But since you rode it home I doubt thats it.

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So i was wondering i changed the spark plug on my bike including all oils, also included a costume yamaha fuel filter bike started fine rode it. Than second time i started it i forgot to turn gas line...


hi, the problem is that your bike is running to rich( to much fuel from carb to engine) so its the un-burned fuel mix that your seeing on your plug and thats fouling it out......now this is caused by either to rich of fuel mixture(you should be mixing 32:1) or you need to rejet carb so it delivers less fuel to engine... your carb has a jet in it and the # is stamped on it ( if you take the carb off and remove the bowl( 4 screws) you will see it,it will have an octagon shaped head.) for example if the # on it is 55 then you need to go with a 53 or 54...... also a good sign you need to rejet with a smaller jet is your bike will spooge(leak) a black oily residue from exhaust pipe and muffler( same residue thats fouling the spark plug.)

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2004 yz25f overheating almost instantly after starting


Overheating is means to be over of heat,isnt it?now,how can you say that with in two mins,that early duration of time the ingine will overheat?The probable cause is not on the carburator but in the CDI ( if it is CDI operated).but if it is contact point it is surely the condenser.
The CDI is a compact system of and electronic device or a form of integrated circuit that is have the risk of malfunctioning when it can sense a high temperature produced by electricity...same with the condenser.,thats why when the motorcycle is working there is a sudden stop when the said electronice devices have malfunctioned.
so,if thats the problem,replace the CDI or the CONDENSER.

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The excess fuel is caused by the float levels being out of adjustment. Fix the floats and the dead spot may disappear. If not, pull the slides and then move the jet needle clip down one notch. With due respect, I would put the bike carbs back to stock. :)

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You have a carb problem. Check your piston vacume in your carbs.I had the same problem,and it was the piston vacume that had a hole in both piston.Good luck tom :D

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