Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
If the seafoam doesn't do it, ( i doubt it will) about all you can do is take the carbs off and clean them out. gas has a habit of turning to syrup when it gets old, leaving gummy deposits in your float bowls and plugging jets.
Chances are, sitting over the winter has gummed them up.
If you are getting fuel out of the boots then odds are, its sucking air in there too, which will make it run lean and cause problems.
Make sure your clamps are tight and not stretched. I generally spray carb cleaner around my boots while its running, to check for leaks, other guys use different things. If it speeds up or slows down while you spray, you have a leaky boot.
REMEMBER, Carb cleaner is extremely flammable, so stay away from the pipes and manifolds, especially on a hot engine.
85 VN750 basketcase
( yes its a true 750, and no smog controls, its good to be Canadian)
It will have
a rebuilt 96 top end, rebuilt 85 bottom end
stripped, lowered, raked, bobbed,
reed valve boxes shaved
ported and polished
right side dump exhaust
heads and cylinders shaved for compression
looking for smoothbore sidedraft carbs
possibly fat bob tanks
modified vn800 or sportster drag pipes or I'll just make some