Thought I would start a new thread, since my problems vary with electrical and the dang carbs.
To Recap everything, bike ran horrible, surged and backfired. Did a carb clean, bloodying my knuckles and all. Then it ran sweet..
The temp gauge quit working. Checked wiring and all was good there, so its a sensor.. Btw, tried getting the sensor off, and it won't budge, the factory used some good sealant.
Tonight I pulled the carbs again, guess what!!! No bloody knucles, only took about 15 minutes to get them out.
Now for the questions.
Cleaning first. Last time I cleaned the jets with carb spray and all the other parts, minus the rubber ones. I did not seperate the carbs to do this.
I went to auto zone to see if they had the carb tank to dip the carbs in, but they didn't..
So, since carbs are off. What should I do now.???
I don't mind buying new jets, not rich here, but they are inexpensive.
Should I just go with the ear shave now, get rid of that surge tank and help solve some prolbems. If so what is the best step.
Since for now the sensor won't come off, and it is the warm season. To be safe should I pull out the thermostat. Speaking of that , when you pull the carbs you have to take out the thermostat housing and lose some coolant in doing so. Should I do that coolant bleed thing? Would that have caused my sensor to fail?
Also I did do the coaster marble trick, and wow it did make a difference in the backfire.
Also did the manual cam tensioner on the front cylinder.
Last edited by photohap; 08-19-2006 at 12:39 AM.