Question about 1983 Honda vt 500 ft ascot
Your valve clearances should be:
Intake .08-.12 mm (.003-.005 in)
Exhaust .12-.16 mm (.005-.006 in)
I usually start all gaps in the middle of given specs, then fine tune from there.
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Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Hello ddsaul2...If it's only been a day since the shop adjusted the carbs. you need to return it to them and make them do it right.
Sounds like a float valve is stuck and not closeing.They may have cracked a seat... There could be a pin hole in one of the floats causeing it to fill up with gas and sink. You can check and make sure all the vacuum lines are connected and possibly GENTLY tap on the carb fuel bowls to see if the float might be stuck alll the way down. Personally...if i paid for a carb tune i'd make them fix it. Surely they gurantee their work.
Good luck...i hope this helps
Posted on May 30, 2009
Since 'the bike has been sitting for a while', I would suggest you will need to service the carb as old fuel can leave a residue and partially block the jets etc.It would still be good to check the condition of the airfilter, and replace if need be, but the air filter is unlikely the problem.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Bike Bandit has everything you need to rebuild the carburetor on your 1983 Honda VT500FT V-Twin Ascot, click on the link below to view
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
Check that the choke cable is functioning properly so chock is not staying slightly on or sticking choke would cause this also.
Too much backpressure from exhaust will also make it run rich.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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