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  1. Carburetor problems, running rich

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2006 Yamaha XV250 (single carburetor) with 10,000 miles on it. It came with a carburetor that was running super rich. I replaced it with a chinese replica that I'm slightly suspicious of (different story), and I'm trying to get the OEM carburetor working. It runs best with the fuel...
  2. Honda SL125 will not go faster than 30 MPH

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    I recently purchased a 1971 Honda SL125 with a few issues. The first issue was that it would not run worth a darn for more than 45 seconds. I determined that the spark plug cable was not attached to the spark plug well enough. After looking at the spark plug, I decided to install a new one...
  3. Honda S65 restoration - won't get past idle??

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    I'm restoring a 1965(?) Honda S65 and I'm 99% complete. As always it's that last 1% that is the showstopper! :sad: I have it in with a mechanic at the moment and while it starts easily it won't go past idle. When he turns the throttle the engine noise goes deeper as if it's getting ready to...
  4. Bike won't start with choke closed?

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    Hello to everyone I'm a new rider and a new member here! It doesn't seem like a huge problem, but it's weird and it's bugging me so I wanted to hear from the experts. I have a 1973 Honda CB450. It starts and drives fine. The only problem is that it doesn't start with the choke closed. It only...
  5. Strange Start Up behavior Yamaha Vstar 650

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello Everyone. I am a newbie to bikes and not sure what I got myself into. Looking forward to and advice from the Gurus. I have received a 2009 Yamaha Vstar 650 Custom from my Uncle. According to him, the bike was parked in his covered apartment parking lot in Houston for a Year. I towed it...
  6. Acceleration Hesitation

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    I have a 2008 Bonneville T100 (Carbureted). Recently after riding for a while, I will come to a stop and try to go again. When giving it wide-open throttle, it will bog down really hard for about 30 seconds and only go about 5 MPH. It will also backfire at times. Then after about 30 seconds...
  7. Carb leaking from bowl

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    This may be a stupid question, but i have a bike and i had to recently do a whole carb cleanout for it. So i took it all apart and cleaned all the jets and needles, then put it back together and it ran fine. The problem is, the drain on the bottom of one of the carb bowl leaks rapidly. I made...
  8. 1980 Yamaha XS1100 won't start/run after sitting for 2 weeks

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    Hey guys! I got my first bike about a month ago. Ran ok for a few weeks, fell in love with it, went out of town for a couple weeks (battery reserve plugged in) and wouldn't start when I got back. It would crank but it wouldn't hold an idle and eventually wouldn't start. Decided to clean the...
  9. Ninja won't start after carb clean

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    Hi all, I bought this old beat up 2002 Ninja 250 as my first bike about 2 years ago and it ran well for a summer. Last year it had some trouble with idling and this year after sitting all winter (about 4 months) I found that it wouldn't start. I took out and cleaned my carburetors, put the bike...
  10. Running lean after cleaning jets

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    Hi all, Quite new to motorcycle maintenance here - recently I left my 2004 Ninja 250 sitting for a few months. It was running a bit rough when I returned to it so I pulled the carb and use carb cleaner and some wire to clean the main and pilot jet. This is a procedure that I've completed...
  11. Spark plugs/carburetor

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    So I have a 1985 Honda shadow 500cc that I've purchased as my first bike. She's only got about 16000 miles, and was running great when I first bought her. Recently, I took a break from riding, because it was too hot outside, and I also forgot to put the cover on. It, of course, rained like...
  12. Caruretor Main Jet Leaking

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    I have a Kawasaki ZZR600 and i've been having some carburetor issues with it. It sat for about 3 years and I decided to restore it. After giving it a carb cleaning it starts and idles, but dies when I take of the choke. Also, it stutters for a bit when i give it throttle, and to top things off...
  13. 01 kawasaki zx6r carburetor leaking gas

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    My zx6r is leaking gas from the #1 left carburetor. I've had the carbs cleaned, the floats are good, all lines are connected etc... Weird thing is, when the tank is not connected, the bike still runs for a few, but no gas is leaking at this time. When the tank is back on, the carburetor starts...
  14. 1982 Suzuki GN125 - Wont stay running

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    Hi all, im new here and new to motorcycles so bear with me if im not being super intelligent about this lol, but uh, here goes SO i bought a 1982 gn125 off someone who inherited it from his dad's storage facility left in a wil, blah blah, it was left in working condition but wasnt touched for...
  15. Dying at high RPM - Already Cleaned Carb

    Motorcycle Repair
    My Suzuki Katana 750 started dying when I cracked the throttle open and RPM's went above 4000. It would still chug along, but continued to get worse. I sprayed carb cleaner into the air intake while engine was running and the issue got a little better with dying (seems like not enough fuel)...
  16. 1977 Honda cb750k Stalling/Sluggish

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    I have a 1977 honda cb 750k that I just got back together after installing new rings and carburetor kits. It seems to run ok at higher rpms and will idle around 1000 rpm, but if I jerk on the throttle it will die. It does it at low rpm all the time, and higher rpm it will act sluggish and then...
  17. '81 Honda CB650 Carb Issue

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    I have a 1981 Honda cb650. I'm having trouble with gas flowing out the vent t's. The floats are not adjustable and I have new needles installed. I only have gas flowing out the right two carbs but not sure which carb since the vent hose is in between. I'm not sure how to get this stopped...
  18. Mystery tube coming from the carburetor

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    What are the tubes for that come down from underneath the carburetor float bowl? I have a 1974 Honda CB360. There is a thin tube--approximately 10" long each--hanging down from the bottom of each carburetor float bowl and they're not attached to anything at the other end of the tube. Are they...
  19. honda 71' cb100 fuel line help

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I'm not sure where things like this are supposed to be posted but i need help. I'm restoring an old honda cb100 and am stumped on what i thought would be the easiest step. there are 3 line, 2 from the carburetor and one that goes into the engine. where do the lines go? i know one from the carb...
  20. Need help Tuning Carburetor

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello all, I recently got my 1973 Suzuki TS185 over to my main residence in suburban Cincinnati. The bike is an old 2stroke enduro, 183cc to be exact. I am going to restore the bike and return it to street legal form, however before spending a lot of money tracking down parts for a 39 year old...
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