Fuel issues and front cylinder...
Quick background... Just starting riding about 2 months ago and bought a 85 Kawasaki Vulcan 700. I absolutely love riding and it's killing me that my bike has been out of commission for 2 weeks now. I'm new to this site also!
Rode bike for about 6 weeks, with little problems, but nothing major(cooling system issues, but was able to fix easily). I'm just going to list the issues and see if you guys have any thoughts.
-gas drips out of petcock through the clear vacuum line... is that suppose to happen? my petcock has OFF ON RES and 3 ports
-bike barely starts and when I do get it running the front cylinder knocks and expels a gas/oil mixture out of the exhaust on the front of the cylinder. It won't idle and needs to be revved above 3,000 just to keep the bike running.
- gas also leaks from the rubber fitting connecting the carb to front cylinder.
Beyond the cylinder having issues (bad rings, valves, rode etc...), I feel as though the carb is filling with too much fuel and it caused a "gas wash" of the cylinder. I know everyone is going to say pull carbs, check needle and float etc, and clean, but besides that, could the flooding of fuel cause cylinder to knock. Oil has been changed along with filter.
Sorry this post is all over the place... I just want to ride! Thank you in advance