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Has hesitation at acceleration. rebuilt both carbs, adjusted acc. pump. when i synced the carbs, the gauges were jumpy, could not get them to steady. one exhaust pipe stays cool much longer than the other and backfires a little when i rev the gas. any ideas? this is a 1980 honda cm 400e.

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  • mc45503 May 02, 2010

    like i said, it has a severe hesitation at acceleration. this other stuff was symptoms. has hesitation at acceleration. rebuilt both carbs, adjusted acc. pump.
    when i synced the carbs, the gauges were jumpy, could not get them to
    steady. one exhaust pipe stays cool much longer than the other and
    backfires a little when i rev the gas. any ideas? this is a 1980 Honda
    cm 400e.



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Hi,although you have done all that it still sounds to me like you have a carb problem,one cylinder is obviously not getting enough fuel,the difference between right and wrong when you are balancing carbs is less than 1/100th of a turn on the adjusters,you have to be very precise,also did you check that the mixtures were set corectly before you tried to balance the carbs,hope this helps...cheers

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