Hard (impossible) to start

Charles Scappaticci scapco at ecentral.com
Sun Apr 24 12:19:20 PDT 2011


Carbs gunk up, that's just a fact.  When I reinstalled my jetted
carbs, they had sat for a couple of years and I knew they weren't that
clean when I had taken them off.  I had the local dealer do a thorough
ultrasonic cleaning and reinstalled them.  Three years later, it
starts at the touch of the button on it's five year old battery.  I
can almost guarantee you it will run and start a lot better when they
are done.  The dealer here charges $75 per carb for cleaning (Vickery
Motorsports) and the ultrasonic cleaning will do better that you can.

Charles S.

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM, John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:
> Well if the needle/seats are really worn out, gas will just dump into the
> engine and kill it at idle.  If that was the case, I would think you could
> rev it up, to where the extra gas past the seats is irrelevant and it would
> run at high RPM.  That was my experience with an old Honda 750 with that
> problem.  If it's getting spark though, it's probably something messed up
> with the carbs, while they are off, I'd change it all, jets, needles, seats,
> gaskets, and a sync.  Good luck and let us know how it works out.
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
> Behalf Of blackbear at frontiernet.net
> Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:44 AM
> To: John Soliday
> Subject: Re: Hard (impossible) to start
> Well, since the Jeep is also in need of repair, and i NEED the bike to be
> reliable so I can get to work, I took it to a dealer I trust.
> They said it's getting spark, they actually had it running briefly, but then
> it would almost immediately die.
> What they told me was that the needles and seats were really bad.
> They've done awesome work for me in the past, so I'm hoping they aren't
> taking me for a ride (figuratively) this time.
> I'm going to have them get the carbs cleaned out and replace the needles,
> etc., and make sure everything is balanced.  once it runs reliably, I can
> worry about the old rear tire.  inspection isn't due til the end of May, so
> I have time (as long as I'm not on cords), to get a tire in and swap it out.
> once the bike is tip-top shape, the Jeep comes off the road for some rear
> brake work.
> Michael

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