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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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really frustrated, so i will just get to it. MY bike was running fine. I left my parents house and went home got to the red light and my bike died. Started back up and would not idle had to hold the throttle open a bit to keep running.
it seemed like it was running on one cylinder when trying to idle but leveled out with some throttle. Got up this morning and went to check it out. put the choke on and started it runs like crap. noticed it smell heavily like gas and seen it spit what seems to be gas out of the exhaust. right side as you sit on the bike. with choke on the bike will stay running but will not idle up like its spose to. burp the throttle and it will blow out some black smoke then white. not blue like it would if it were burning oil. It acts like its flooding out on that carb. any suggestions.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 03:54 PM
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I think a carb. float can stick open as well as closed, might try pecking on that carb. with a screw driver handle and see what happens, just a wild guess though...
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Ditto Old Dog's suggestion. Worst case, shoot some carb cleaner up the drain for that carb- let it sit, drain it out, try to start it up again. Then put in some Seafoam and try a new tank of gas. Summertime, and the gas is full of more junk than usual.

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X2 on both above posts! You got some junk in there.

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I did try pecking and really didn't notice any thing, i will get some carb cleaner and try that and pick up some seafoam. I was going to get some seafoam just have to wait for the wife to get home. come to think of it i just filled up with gas the day before all this happened. thanks to everyone who replied. this is the best site i have ever been on.
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I had a feeling you might have just filled up. If you have bags, keep the seafoam in there. I remember Billy was on a trip once and had to hit a mom and pop gas station in Arkansas, got some bad gas and had to seafoam his way home best I remember. anyway, it's great stuff.

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can someone tell me where the drain is located. want to make sure i don't to mess this up.
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Need link for Carb photos!

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can someone tell me where the drain is located. want to make sure i don't to mess this up.
There are some helpful photos of the carbs posted in the gallery by 'Crobin' but I can't find them. Hopefully she will post again soon with a link to the pics.

This same thing with gas coming out of the exhaust happened to me last week. Following the suggestions on this forum I drained the carbs with a hose into a very clean white porcelin cup and saw some microscopic sediment in the bottom of the cup. After draining the carbs and adding Seafoam the bike ran perfectly. Luckily I didn't even have to use the carb cleaner.

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