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  1. 72 CB 500F idling issues

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys, I’m new here but wanted some advice. I just got my first bike a couple days ago and don’t know much about them but I wanted to learn. When I test drove it it idled perfectly and rode perfectly and has for a couple days. Now I’m experiencing a problem where when I start it from cold it...
  2. 82 GL500 Idle problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    I am looking into buying a GL500 but the guy selling it says that it has a clogged idle circuit on the right side carbs. Would this be an easy fix? Sent me a video of the attempted start, but he says it starts and runs, but runs at high rpm's. Decent bike at a better price.
  3. 1973 honda cb350 possible carb issue?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, I've built an old honda cb350 from a compilation of about 3 different bikes years 71-73. I've got pretty much all the kinks worked out of it. I'm having a problem with the what I think should be a carb problem. I get good power out of the bike but at about 4 or 5000 rpms in probably 3rd...
  4. Possible Timing Issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    I am working on a 1973 Honda Cb350g. The engine seems to be running with the timing retarded. It seems the engine is getting hot quickly, and the engine in running sluggishly. I have timed the engine according the book. I also checked the exhaust for any obstructions. I have also rebuilt the...
  5. 1980 CM400E Carb cleaning

    Honda
    I have done little maintenance on motorcycles. I do have a mechanical mind but cleaning carbs is kind of a scary idea. If any one can help me out with this it would be great. What are the tools and chemicals will I need for this project? Also what kind of time frame are we talking, 3-6 hours...
  6. CL350 Carbs, Ignition Timing, Compression. Advice needed.

    Vintage Forum
    Hey guys, Elliot here from boston, obsessing over getting this old '72 350 to fire up. Feeling close. Turns over but won't quite get there. Losing sleep over this thing. SO FAR New and charged battery. Clean carbs (although the jets might be upside down- I can't find ANY instructions that...
  7. Inner cylinders don't fire

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, my 1985 Yamaha Maxim XJ 700 isn't running well. The outside two cylinders are firing but the inner two don't. I've sanded and exchanged the spark plugs but nothing changed. They were all running last week until I changed the oil and hosed it down. Suddenly, I have trouble. I've read...
  8. 78 gs75. Stalling/starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently cleaned and resealed my carbs. The rebuild kit didn't come with the main jet o rings, so I picked some up at a hardware store. I'm assuming they are for plumbing. I also replaced the stock air filters with the pod style ones, and thus upped the main jet size as well. Now my bike runs...
  9. stored bike for 10 months, now won't run! help

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I was bad and improperly stored my Honda Cb1 for 10 months and now it won't rev/start. It turns on after being on a battery charger, but when i turn the throttle, it won't start... HELP Do I just need to clean the carbs? It was working completely find before I left it storage.
  10. Rejetting my 81 Suzuki GS550T

    Vintage Forum
    Hi semi-New Rider here, I Decided to clean my carbs when i took the carbs off i had to take off the airbox too, Well... my air box is not going to work again do to a fairly large whole so I decided to put air filters on instead. Here's the problem... With New air Filters i have to rejet and...
  11. yamaha '81 XS400 Special II Carb Help!

    First Bike / New Rider
    can anyone give me a solid breakdown/step by step on cleaning the carbs on my 81 xs400... I am new and have heard way too many opinions on cleaning carbs that it has just made it more confusing. I am having major idle problems where the rpms shoot up while riding when I come to a stop with the...
  12. 73 CB450 Dumping gas out of the distributor????

    Honda
    I am at a loss on this one it's not flooding the carbs but I have absolutey no clue why or how you get gas coming out of the points. :confused: Anyone Have a clue I am beyond lost and at this point and would like to get it running before winter gets here.
  13. Yamaha almost starts (video)

    Motorcycle Repair
    1982 yamaha vision 550. Was working when I got it and I took a look inside the carbs for fun and now it wont work. The strange thing is that I have cleaned the carbs 4-5 times now and right after I put everything back on it start up fine and run, than as soon as I kill the engine it wont start...
  14. Possible carb/fuel problem?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Pretty new on this bike so I am not familiar with too much on it. It is a 1991 Suzuki GSX750F, supposedly has the GSXR motor in it, but I'm thinking he just said that because they have the same motors as the late 80's gsxr's. Yoshi pipe and jetted. My problem is the number 4 cylinder. I've been...
  15. Exhaust was changed before I bought. Already been rejetted?

    Honda
    Ok so I don't know why I didn't think of this before! My exhaust was changed to aftermarket pipes before I even bought the bike. I'm pretty sure that they're pretty high flow pipes. They sound pretty deep. (should I say "pretty" again? :tongue: ) I am going to run straight pipes (for sound...
  16. 10 Minutes of Bliss - 1972 Honda CB 350 - Carbs?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I read LWRider's thread (So Close and Yet So Far - CB 350) and saw lots of great troubleshooting advice. I am hoping there is some good advice for me. I am bringing back to life a 1972 Honda CB 350, which was my father's bike (I had an identical one back when I was 18). This bike has not run...
  17. Seafoam

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have gotten advise from a lot of people that I should use some seafoam in my motorcycle. My tank is 2.2 gal (I think). I have heard a few horror stories also. So I was wondering if I understood the directions completely. I think I just put about 2 ounces in and let my engine run for about...
  18. 1985 Honda Magna VF700C

    New Member Introductions
    Hey, my name is Zach. I'm from Michigan. This is my third bike. I originally learned on a 1974 Yamaha TT500 then I had a 1997 Suzuki DR350SE. I got this one from my uncle this winter for $700. It just needed the carbs rebuilt. By chance does anyone know if the carbs were the same for the 700 and...
  19. Yamaha Seca II (XJ600) Carb Help PLEASE!!!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Ok here is the full story... I bought this 1995 XJ600 on ebay and it would start and idle but the second you touch the throttle it would die. Then after some new gas and in tank carb cleaner it would idle and I could rev it to about 3000 RPM then it would die. Took the carbs apart and cleaned...
  20. Is there a way to remove pilot jet

    Kawasaki
    hello all, I have a 94 zx750, has anyone managed to remove the pilot jet in these carbs? They sit flush with the aluminum body and there isn't a screw driver head or socket rench head on it,,,its just flat. any ideas?
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