Stumbling, Flooding, Stalling - Enrichers / Air Cut off Valve / Diaphragms
Sorry I haven't been doing a lot with the "social" side of the site - the fire, the accidents (yikes!) and so on. I've been swamped at work lately.
So - I started work again on the project bike. I did the ear shave, the degoat, the rejet/carb clean, etc. The bike kept flooding, then stumbling and dying when I tried to ride her.
Turns out, in addition to replacing the float needles, what I really needed to do was replace the diaphragms on the side of the carbs. They had significant cracks and holes in them.
Changing them out was easy - don't even have to take the carbs off the bike. Just unscrew the cap, pop the new valve, tiny O-ring, and spring in, and screw the cap back on. This also makes them easy to check.
The replacement parts can be found on ebay if you search for "diaphragm" or "air cut off valve". I'm not sure what they do exactly, but apparently having holes in them means flooding and stalling and uneven idle.
Now she fires right up and will maintain a steady idle.
Time to change out the coolant and the gas corrupted oil. Then maybe a ride today - hot damn.
MF Battery, Iridium Plugs, RR relocated, Voltmeter, 170/80/15 Kenda Kruz rear tire, DIY Samsonite hard bags, DIY shaved seat with Beaded seat pad ('cause that's how I roll) and the dreaded STATOR CHANGE.
Shining Black Bess '86 VN750, retired for parts after a fried stator and being knocked (kee-runch) in her parking spot.