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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2008, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Carb issue I am guessing

My bike has been running fine until last month. It use to start just fine, then I would start it and it would die if I didn't use the choke for a couple of minutes, now it won't start at all. I can smell gas so I know it is getting gas plus it is backfiring a lot which means it is getting spark. No gas is leaking out so it doesn't seem like it is majorly flooded or anything but when I say it backfires a lot I mean it backfires A LOT. I have gotten it running twice in the last 2 weeks and let it idle but after shutting it off and trying again a couple of hours later, it won't start again. Any suggestions?
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Check for a vacuum leak somewhere - carb boots, air filter thingies, exhaust headers. That can often be the source of the backfiring. Also, you might check the compression on your cylinders - you have fuel and you have spark, but do you have the necessary pressure to turn that li'l flame into power?

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