[SV/DL Riders] Diagnostics help

Mike Tew mtew at paulbunyan.net
Mon May 3 04:00:29 PDT 2010

Pat,  have you checked the flow of fuel to the carbs?  There is a fuel pump 
in there, vac. operated.  Mike
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Mullen" <pmullen.lists at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 11:16 PM
Subject: [SV/DL Riders] Diagnostics help

> All,
> I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction so I don't
> waste too much time going down the wrong roads to figure out the
> problem.  Here's the situation:
> 2001 SV650.  Good battery, good carbs, good air filter.  Starts fine.
> Idles fine.  No backfires, even on deceleration.  Unbearably slow
> acceleration.  At full throttle, it accelerates, but slowly.
> Now, when I say "good battery and good carbs," I guess what I'm really
> saying is it's a different (but used) battery and different (but not
> cleaned) carbs from another bike that was running and after doing this
> the bike exhibits the exact same behavior as it did with the battery
> and carbs that were in the bike previously.  This leads me to believe
> that it's something else, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas
> of where else I should look.  Or could it simply be that the new carbs
> are gummed exactly the same way as the previous carbs since they did
> sit for a couple of months?
> Thanks,
> ~Patrick
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