for Res the lever is pointed forward, on is middle, off is rear. Just like the petcock is labled.
I'm guessing you're running lean. Especially since it'll start on starting fluid and choke but won't with just gas.
I assume you DID put the ear covers back on? Having the ear covers off will cause a lean condition - as will having no foam on the filters.
I also wouldn't be suprised if your carbs are filthy. Actually, I'd be suprised if they aren't. Try putting the ear covers back on and putting the bike on full choke. Don't crank the starter for more than a few seconds at a time or you'll burn it out. Starting fluid isn't a great idea because of the rubber components before the carbs.
I would recommend waiting till you have "proper" filters in your hands - but I understand that sometimes that's impossible.
Curtis - Albany Oregon.
Currently receiving therapy from "Doc" - My 1985 VN700.
Daily rider in NorthWET Oregon.
Ammo Can Saddlebags
Shaved and Rejetted. Coastered. Degoated w/ Hardley pipes.
Bought Feb 2007 with 12K miles.
Hit the 24k mile July 2008
Last edited by curtis97322; 03-30-2008 at 04:54 PM.