reanimating my 2k
I'm a complete mechanic noob, but I'm going to fix this damned motorcycle.
Bikes been sitting since July under a tarp in wet ole tallahassee in wet ole florida, and now I'm back on my feet, I wanna get back on my wheels. I have Drained the gas, then refilled the tank and mixed in a pint of seafoam, hearing it was the stuff of miracles. I've put in new plugs, new MF battery, and sprayed some starting fluid into the airboxes. No go. It kinda backfired once when I tried to jump it, and now it will usually just barely try to turn over, then the starter will start spinning, and then the tachometer will wig out and roll up to 6k. Most days I just cover her back with the tarp and drink away my tears.
But I've spent the past 4 hours going through this amazing amazing forum and wholeheartedly believe tomorrow is a new day. I'm going to poke a hole in the air tube on the carb and spit some more starter fluid in there, and check the petcocks to make sure gas is getting through, then start that beast. If I get a no go, I'm going to check the plugs for gas or no gas and decide what the problem is from there. If it's battery, I'm gonna rip into the r/r and clean the **** out of it, and if it's fuel it looks like I'm going into the carb, which is new and unfamiliar territory for me.
I humble myself before ye masters of Vulcanry, live long and prosper:
"Of all the Olympean Gods, Vulcan was the most busted looking. But he was the one married to Aphrodite."
I got a gunmetal grey 2k vn750 with K&N filters and cobra pipes. Previous owner rejetted the carbs, but I don't know what to, but I put a ding in the gas tank ...for character.