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I just bought a 1984 honda ascot vt500. It will turn over but not fire. It has been sitting for somewhere from 1 year to 3 years. When i try to jum p start it all of the lights and everything works.

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The carb is clogged up. You will have to remove the float bowl and clean the jets. use spray carb cleaner. Use a very fine copper wire strand to probe the jets--do not scratch or englarge. Empty all the gas out of the bike including fuel lines. use fresh fuel. Be sure to count the number of turns you make on any adjustment screw and write them down. This will make it much easier to put back together in proper adjustment.

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  • Cliff Rudnick Dec 02, 2010

    Thank you for this information. I am picking up a 1984 Ascot that has been garaged for a few years soon and I knew the jets would need to be cleaned and the gas drained, but didn't know how. Now I do. Thanks again.

    Cliff

  • Cliff Rudnick May 04, 2011

    Does anyone have a PDF file of a service manual for this bike?

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