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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bogging Issues?

This morning I started up my bike for work and everythin was working then just fine. Then 5 miles away from my work the bike was bogging when i gave it a little throttle but when i gave it more throttle it was responsive. It seems like it is not getting enough fuel or something when i give it a little gas. I have to use more throttle then i need to move the bike. What can be causing this problem?

P.S. And Yes there is gas in the bike.
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This morning I started up my bike for work and everythin was working then just fine. Then 5 miles away from my work the bike was bogging when i gave it a little throttle but when i gave it more throttle it was responsive. It seems like it is not getting enough fuel or something when i give it a little gas. I have to use more throttle then i need to move the bike. What can be causing this problem?

P.S. And Yes there is gas in the bike.
Check your vacuum hoses to your carbs; also check that your vent hose going to the right air filter housing is not jammed up against the housing.

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Well after some disscussion with a couple of coworkers. I have found out that the engine is staying flooded. What is wrong with the carbs? There is no gas leak and I can smell gas while i am riding? What would cause the carbs to overflow the engine with gas?
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Have you tried to Seafoam. It is the nectar of the Gods. You might have some crud keeping your floats open. Try the seafoam and see what happens.
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Where can i get Seafoam?
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Where can i get Seafoam?
AutoZone and Pep Boys both carry it. It's about $6 a can - cheap for how effective it is!!

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I get mine from Napa. There are many ways people have descused using it. Some pour it in the tank. Run the engine for 5 to 10 minutes. Shut it down and let it set for a couple of days and drain the carbs. What I do is put about a 1/4 of the bottle in at ever fill up. I noticed a difference about the third one 1/4. I'll pour the last of the bottle in on the forth refill and if I notice decreased performance I will do it all over again.
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Knock on wood, I've never had any performance problem with this bike in nearly 1.5 years, but that could be because I routinely add about 3-4 oz of seafoam to a full tank of gas about once a month as preventive maintenance. I've got every other biker I know using the stuff. I should buy stock in their company!

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Also do the okie flush..

After having the seafoam treatment, go down the highway (at highway speed) and turn of the gas at the petcock and keep going until your bike dies out but still has plenty of forward momentum. then turn on the gas at the petcock and the bike will fire back up.

The theory is a big rush of gas over the float needles will wash off some crud.

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Yeah, Stinky....add about 1/3 can of Seafoam to your next gas fillup, then run the bike for 10-15 minutes.

Then let the bike sit for 3-4 days.

It's amazing what that stuff can do over several days!!!.....
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