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check oil level in the sump
if the fuel system does not have a tap the fuel can get to the sump
next the sunp breaths through a tube connected to the back if the air filter
If the motor and rings are worn then excessive blow by will push the oil fumes to the air filter and if the oil level is high then oil will come out as well
Hi, Candyl_white (you still have a carb or intake issue) if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will not idle unless the choke is full on and run poorly then stall, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition and in the future pour in a bottle of fuel stabilizer and injector cleaner for you FI folks at least 2 times a year and before storage.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or more, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper "LOAD" test on the battery and replace as necessary, you may have 12.5 volts or better but little or zero amps, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove and inspect your air cleaner paper elements that are not oil soaked can be cleaned with a soft brush and low pressure compressed air, oil soaked elements must be replaced. Gause mesh and foam elements can be cleaned by soaking them in a container big enough to completely cover them with a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 oz. of Dawn dishwashing liquid for small and medium size elements, for monster size double the formula and let soak for at least one hour then rinse with warm water shake off excess and let air dry, "WARNING" do not use compressed air as this will embed micro-sized dirt and road grime and destroy the mesh pattern and stretch foam elements out of shape just squeeze it like a sponge and let air dry, use a fan if you're in a hurry. When completely dry spray a very fine mist of air filter oil evenly around the whole element.
6. Remove the carburetors, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Check intake manifold and seals for leaks and cracks.
8. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
9. Replace spark plugs with new ones and check for spark.
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when was this vehicle as serviced? this could one of several issues.
1 the idle jet on the carborator maybe dirty so the engine is not getting enough fuel at tickover to keep running. 2 the fuel filter is blocking up and may need replacment. 3. the carborator may need an overhaul as the float chamber is not activating correctly. 4. fuel cap may be blocked give a run with the fuel cap off see if that helps. if you get aload hiss each time you fill up that indiates a blocked fuel cap which will need clearing or replacing. 5. dirt in the fuel line if filled from jerry cans contaminents can get in th tank and block the line. when you put pressure on the gas this causes higher vacum from the pump and hides the problem. 6 airfilter may be blocking and needs replacement so there is not enough air at ldle. 7 check plugs if they are sooty or covered in white then the mix is wrong and needs resetting. or indicats reduced fuel or air to engine. 8. plugs may need replacement.
Sounds like the carburetor is dirty and needs cleaned. I would suggest trying some fuel line cleaner such as gumout or seafoam in the fuel tank and start and run it a few times to circulate the cleaner, then let it set overnight. May have to start over several times to get it to work. It will eventually start running, tho not real good, until the cleaner gets in there.
Check to see if fuel is leaving the tank, the internal screen might be plugged up. Check the rubber fuel lines and if provided the in line fuel filter for flow. Don't always trust carb cleaners and compressed air to clean a carb., you might have to use a steel wire from a wire brush to open the jets and passages.