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Old 03-23-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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..... the bike does run really good at full throttle... but it will not idle on its own.... so i was thinking about the slow jet...
It might just be gunked up. Try to treat the tank with a dose of SeaFoam and fill it with fresh fuel, and then put some miles on it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:03 PM   #12
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It might just be gunked up. Try to treat the tank with a dose of SeaFoam and fill it with fresh fuel, and then put some miles on it.
And check the idle speed screw. It might be missing or adjusted WAY out.

Also don't be afraid to use some choke until it gets thoroughly warmed up. Cars haven't had chokes for more than 30 years but bikes still do.

While Seafoam is OK for routine use, I much prefer Berrymans B12 Chemtool. It does a better job on tough problems........and costs about 1/3 less too !!

And finally, if you haven't already, drain the carb bowls to get out whatever water and gunk might have settled there.
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And check the idle speed screw. It might be missing or adjusted WAY out.

Also don't be afraid to use some choke until it gets thoroughly warmed up. Cars haven't had chokes for more than 30 years but bikes still do.

While Seafoam is OK for routine use, I much prefer Berrymans B12 Chemtool. It does a better job on tough problems........and costs about 1/3 less too !!

And finally, if you haven't already, drain the carb bowls to get out whatever water and gunk might have settled there.
I'm a fan of the Berryman's as well - for just the reasons you've given.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #14
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Yes thank you all for your help ... I'm still messing with it trying to get it to run ...
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