Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hurst, TX DFW area
Need Trouble Shooting Help!
I've got a 94 with about 12,000 miles on it. I have been fighting what I always thought were fuel issues. The bike usually starts fine but then idols weird, doesn't increase in rpms and wants to die even with the choke left on. To keep it running I have to keep the rpms up with the throttle. These are thing that I have done to try and get rid of the problem
1. Sea Foam
2. New sparkplugs, gapping and cleaning sparkplugs.
3. Pulled the carbs and cleaned them without splitting.
4. Along with three, drained tank, removed petcock and cleaned screen.
5. New air filters.
After the carb pull and tank cleaning it started right up and ran like a different bike. It sat for two weeks and Saturday it was back to the same old thing. Sunday it started right up but still idled slow. while it was trying to die I removed the front plug wires and realized that the performance did not change, reattached them. Removed one rear wire and performance went down, reattached. Shut the choke off and the bike died. The left pipe for the rear cylinder burned my fingertips and the right or rear one was cold. I removed the plugs and found that the front ones were wet or fouled and the rear ones looked ok.
Right now I have the front and side covers off and am trying to troubleshoot for an ignition problem. What I can't figure out is why my problem is intermittent. If I had the money I think I'd be looking for a replacement.
I have the Kaw Manuel but none of the ohm readings I'm getting on different components match the book. Does the Kaw voltmeter really get the reading in the book?
Any trouble shooting advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
94 with @ 8500mi
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