So, I was suffocating my bike..
johnsoliday at msn.com
Thu Sep 9 11:13:20 PDT 2010
wow, I'm sure we've all had a "duh" moment similar.
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Alan Nicholls
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 12:03 PM
To: John Soliday
Subject: So, I was suffocating my bike..
I took a nice long 200 mile ride a couple weekends ago(amazing 80 degree
night) and I noticed my bike started to lose power after I filled it up. I
figured I got bad gas, and started riding it home. I barely made it home,
it was sputtering, skipping, and just being nasty to me! I had a
housewarming party to prep for(and some remodeling to finish) so the geeper
sat in the garage for a couple weeks. This past weekend, I yanked the
carbs, cleaned them good, drained the gas, and put some nice detergent
loaded 93 octane in to clean everything else out. I jump back on her, and
it's STILL doing it! So, at work today, I took the air filter out, and
noticed some black foam came apart somewhere in the intake area, and looked
to be clogging the air filter. So, I cleaned the filter, cleaned out the
airbox, and reached under the tank into the air intake.... I found my
freaking gas station receipt... It was plugging the air intake... I feel
like a complete idiot. Overlooked the easy solution, and decided to rebuild
the carbs instead. I haven't ridden it yet, but I'm 99% sure that fixed it.
If I don't re-post all angry, you can safely assume I'm going to lunch via
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