No start, occasional backfiring
I've looked thru all the posts and can't find my specific issue.
'03 w/17K miles. Sat in weather 2-3 years before I bought it. I've replaced the magneto, stator, pulse coils, rectifier, battery, wiring harness (PO had rigged some mods unsuccessfully) and plugs.
Bike is original now.
I'm getting fuel to carbs (I can drain bowls at will). New plugs are barely getting wet when I try to start the bike. 1 out of 5 start attempts will get an occasional backfire. I have a new battery and have verified I have GOOD spark at plugs. I can't get it to start. Only turns and occasionally backfires.
Any suggestions? I'm at the point of removing the carbs, but I HATE working on carbs. Any suggestions prior to that?
Underwater Search, Salvage and Recovery Diving