Do I need a new R/R and/or stator?
I am brand new to the site and I've only owned my bike for a few weeks now, so forgive me if I am beating a very dead horse here...
My '93 is VERY hard to start. I was getting backfires, etc. in the process of starting so I figured originally that I might be having trouble with my carbs. Well, I tore them apart, cleaned everything up (it actually looked pretty good), and replaced my float valves (whether they needed them or not). Unfortunately, I am still have trouble starting. The carb rebuild seems to have improved my idle and minimized the backfiring, but the darn thing still cranks and cranks.
I am now suspecting the R/R & strator as being my primary culprits. I have heard that problems with these will cause the bike to not start when hot...mine won't. Even if it fires right up when cold...it will never start when it's been running.
Does this sound familiar? I have read some of the posts here that allude to the conditions I am experiencing, but I want to cover all of my bases BEFORE I have to tear this bike apart again and spend $200-$300 on new parts.
I appreciate any help you guys can give me! Thanks in advance!!