Get yer own dam chocolate
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ottawa, Canada
carbs cleaned and replaced, engine bogs, won't go faster than 70km/h
Please help, I'm at the end of my rope. I had a stuck float valve so with the help of a friend, a former GM engineer, we pulled and cleaned the carbs. That was not a fun job! Once replaced, the bike idles fine (is still tough to cold start) but once driving is powerless and has terrible throttle response. I drove it home and could get no faster than 70 km/h at full throttle.
My engineer friend thinks that the float levels need to be adjusted as the fuel supply isn't keeping up with the demand however I called a local shop, feeling a bit overwhelmed, and they insist that its internal to the carbs and say that they must be pulled again...at $85/hour. The bike while driving will rev to about 5000, but will spike higher while sitting but only in short bursts.
Any thoughts on this? I'm about ready to set fire to this bike; nothing but problems....
Custom solo seat
Bars, grips and end caps
side-mounted tail light with plate bracket
Reshaping, shortening rear fender
rear indicator lights
Lots of polishing!