Yes, no I have never heard it run. I only paid $35.00 for this bike so the loss isn't great but I feel sure it will run.
I pulled the carbs last year and disassembled them and cleaned them thoroughly. Because of my job I didn't have time to put them back on within 6 months of cleaning them. I tried putting the tank back on and cranking it with starting fluid but it back fired and caught fire. Had to yank the tank off quickly to prevent bigger fire and some of the gas may have gotten into the carbs at that point.
Of that same gas I had in my tank I put back on the bike yesterday and that is when I noticed the gas had gone bad. So I am thinking that I may have gunked my jets up again thus having to pull the carbs again and re-cleaned them. But i want to exhaust all possibilities before pulling those carbs as that was one of hardest jobs I have ever done and don't want to do it again.
The spark is good and there is now good gas in the tank but it just spits. It isn't every time, just every once in a while. I tested the compression by holding my hand over the back of the carb and it didn't seem very strong but it only has 13,000 miles on it and I am not thinking the cylinders/rings couldn't be bad at this stage unless the people before me messed up something.
When trying to cranking it you can hear the strain on the engine like it has compression. You can pull the spark plugs and crank it and it turns over smoothly, so there is a major difference.
Just shy of pulling those carbs again, I don't know what else to do.
Grace and Peace to you!
Last edited by mrseedsower; 06-02-2013 at 08:24 AM.