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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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So my bike was running so beautifully until I shut it off yesterday after about 35 miles. Came back out of the store and it wouldn't start. So I call my lady for some help. She gives me a boost and I start to head home. After about 5 miles I start to have what seems carb issues. Popping sputtering and soon after nothing. Dead on the road. So we jumped it about 5 more times to get it home. Today I put in the battery to start the electrical system tests and she seems to be running on one cylinder and pouring gas out of the exhaust on the right side.

I'm so confused and frustrated. Wasn't sure where to post. Can anyone share insight.
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-Maybe a stuck float?

-Check if you're getting spark in that cyl that's pouring out gas.

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Yup stuck float.look up Wolfie's blowback method

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Hot spark yet the electrical problems I've been having could be leaving it weak. Took plug out n gas shot out of the plug hole. Tapped the carb to see if I could loosen possible stick float.
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Hot spark yet the electrical problems I've been having could be leaving it weak. Took plug out n gas shot out of the plug hole. Tapped the carb to see if I could loosen possible stick float.
Sounds like stuck float to me. Turn off the fuel valve and carefully crank the engine over momentarily without the spark plugs with a rag over the cylinder with the gas in it to try and push the extra gas out. Install spark plugs, then try and start it still with the fuel off and let it run until it dies. Turn the fuel valve back on and try and start it. Hopefully it will return to normal. This procedure may dislodge any dirt on the needle/seat. Worse case, A good carb cleaning is required.

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Don't forget to change the oil

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Well drained the carb and started it from dry. I just rebuilt them 3 weeks ago yet who knows. I'll most likely take them off while dealing with an odd electrical issue. I've most likely have to replace both the stator and rectifier. My ohms meter only has 200 and the book says set it at 100. I also get weird number combos when I barely touch the A1,2,3/ B, M, G yet when I make full contact with them I get nothing. I've read almost every forum piece on this and not coming out with any results near what anyone is mentioning.

So I'm not sure what my meter readings should be at 20 or 200 ohms setting.

Thanks for all the info so far!

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If your meter is not accurate in the ohms mode. Check the DCV @ battery while running 3000k rpm and at idle, to see if it is charging. If not do a ACV check at stator output. If good then suspect a bad R/R.
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What would be the output in AC? My book is junk as far as info.
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Well, mine was putting out 20vt @ idle. Everyone said my stator was toast, that was 18K ago. I do not use a tender. And the only time I had a dead batt was when I did not switch off my radio. I did not measure @ high Rpm, might have been different. Seems the clue to ACV output is that it is close to the same at all check points, I.E. A to B B to C and A to C.
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