Odd running issue
Hey all. I've been lurking around here and have gotten great information. I recently purchased a 98 with less than 6K on it. It ran ok when I got it, but it would surge at highway speeds. I pulled and cleaned the carbs, I didn't dig too far into them because they looked like new. Reassembled and ran it. Same issue, then I read about the vent line in the side pod, I refused to believe that was it but it worked.
Now the issue. This morning when leaving for work, I started the bike, it fought me a bit, but it started on 1 cyl and wouldn't idle. I rapped the throttle a couple times and got both cyl firing. it would idle perfect for 5-10 seconds and die. Not sputter out, but like I hit the kill switch. After repeating this a couple times, I figured I'd ride out and run the hell out of it. I hit second gear and it died. Fought like hell to get back home.
It fought me last week to start but once it did, it ran perfect. I just thought I choked it when it didnt need or want choke.
The bike is bone stock, previous owner ran up 6K quickly then left it in the garage for years, only starting it every couple months.
Any help would be great. I'm most sure I'll go home tonight, hit the button and it will run perfect. Maybe it just doesn't like mornings?
Thanks again, I'm off to search more forums