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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Bike won't run when wet

So my 86 vn750 wont run when wet, if I wash it or it rains it takes an hour or so for it to dry out and run. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 10:14 AM
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Does it turn over when wet like a tramp?

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It cranks put its feels like it's bogged down. Won't get me from my house to the corner.
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what configuration is your air system? Stock, or earshaved, what type of filters? Do you have filters coated with oil?

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Yeah, could be getting a little water in through the airfilter for sure. especially washing it.

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They are stock air filters and assemblies. They are oiled too.
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How about your carb boots, are they on tight?

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