Marvelous is my name.
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ft.Worth, Tx- Montauk, L.I.N.Y
Here I go. I've been reading some of these threads and it seems like I have a problem that several have gone through.
I have a 1990 750. 12000 miles.
Basically----Bike was running fine then felt sluggish around 70mh. When I exited the freeway it died. It took lots of throttle and hitting the start button to get it running again. Flooded engine, smoke, gas/oil type mixture seems to be coming out of exhaust or exhaust manifold. I had the carbs cleaned and rode off and it ran fine. Then a few days after the cleaning it started doing it again. Exact same symptoms as before but I aslo noticed that the petcock was leaking. Question....Can the leaking petcock cause the bike to lose compression like it is and run lean as well as cause it to run rough and flood the engine, and cause the gas/oil mixture leakage out of the exhaust?
Or am I possiby dealing with something worse like needing a top end rebuild or complete engine rebuild?.
Last edited by marlo2000; 07-07-2011 at 11:55 PM.