Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Illinois
PROGRESS!! The seafoam soak didn't work, but I read about shooting Gumout through the drain hole also. I couldn't get the tube into the drain hole, so I disconnected the fuel line again and shot it in there until the fuel line was full. I let it soak for about 15 minutes and then got it started. It idled ok at about 800rpm. Took it out for a spin and it no longer stalls on a downshift. However it won't idle at 800 when good and warm so I need to increase the idle speed. This is going to be a pain with the cable broken but I will manage it somehow, I just need to find a really small pair of channel lock or something to get in there to turn it.
On another note, it didn't seem to have the power that it did before. I fiddled with the pilot screws while trying to get it to idle, and had them turned out 2 turns when I rode it. I've since backed them out another turn. Where is a good place to start when setting them? Also, since it's called a pilot screw instead of an idle mixture screw, I'm guessing it sets the mix across the throttle range?
4/12/12 1st bike ever! 95 VN 750 13k
New plug wires
Coil relay mod
EPA stuff removed
Rear signals shaved
Shinko 170-110 oversized tourmaster tires
Front signals relocated.