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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
This is just great!!
After reading about all the single cylinder misfires and float valve malfunctions, Ursula has developed them now as well. Bike runs fine when cold in the morning but as she warms up, she misfires and runs generally crappy. No guts when passing etc. Front cylinder plugs are wet and both front and rear plugs are sooty. As the fronts are wet, I am assuming it is the one misfiring.
I have run carb cleaner through the tank and will now embark on using that vaunted substance, Sea Foam and see if this miracle substance will cure the problem without resorting to carb removal.
I have also turned the A/F mix screws to about 2 1/2 turns out on the front and 3 1/4 turns out on the rear as it was REALLY rich.
I'm also thinking of cleaning the airfilters as well. They were supposedly cleaned just before I bought the bike 4 years ago and even though it sat in the garage for those 4 years and appeared clean when I put the bike back together, it may be one of the causes of my problem.
If I end up pullning the carbs, what is the secret to getting them out from under the surge tank without bruised knuckles and much cursing? I wrestled with them when the engine was out of the bike but that was a cake walk compared to pulling them with the engine in the bike.
93 VN 750 "Ursula"
Moved R/R 08Sep06
R/R rewire 17Feb07
New R/R, Installed 14Jun08
New Stator installed 10 Jun08
Maintenance Free Battery 12Jan08