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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Ideas? Ideas about what? Sorry dude, but I didn't understand a word you said. But I'll take a guess. You crashed your bike? Sometime later, bike won't start, but has spark and compression? Plugs are dry, after trying to start?
If that is it, here is what to do. Put the bike on the centerstand. Put gas in the tank. disconnect fuel lines on carb side of filters. Make sure vacuum line to petcock is connected to fitting on front carb left side. Turn bike over with starter. If gas comes out of fuel lines, petcock and filters are ok. That means gas is getting to the carbs. Put the fuel lines back Check the carb vent hose, and make sure that is not obstructed or kinked. Now loosen the drain screws on the bottom of the carbs. If gas comes out, there is gas IN the carb float bowls. If no gas comes out, the float bowls are empty. Either way the problem is inside the carbs. If the float bowls are empty, the floats could be stuck. With the drain screws still open, bang on the float bowls with a screwdriver handle, and try the starter again. If gas now comes out through the carb drains, close them, and try to start it. If still nothing comes out, you will have to remove and disassemble the carbs to find out what the problem is. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike