Need some carb advice - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2008, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 93
iTrader: (0)
 
Need some carb advice

Alright, so... My '04 with about 4600 miles had been running pretty bad for the past few months (stumbling down low, missing power up high). Lately it wouldn't run at all unless the choke was on.

I haven't ridden it much for the past year or so. A mechanic told me the carbs were probably gummed up due to the old fuel. I took off the carbs (almost made my car's engine swap seem like a cake-walk!) and sure enough, the bowls were full of green crud. I removed the jets and the mains were filthy - almost completely green! Float area was nice and clean though. I cleaned everything else up pretty well I think.

Now, I was thinking... I decided to order parts to do the ear shave and coasters. I wanted to reinstall the carbs as is and make sure the bike runs and then remove them again to jet them for the shave. Its basically double the work... Should I just leave them off and reinstall them when I do the shave?

A part of me is worried that after the shave it may not run and I won't know if it has something to do with the shave or another carb problem (sync, varnish, etc)
G_Loc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2008, 09:38 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Crobins365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 3,505
iTrader: (48)
     
Pulling and installing the carbs gets easier each time you do it, if that's any consolation. lol I'd put 'em back in and make sure the bike's running fine, then pull them for the coastering. Once you've shaved and coastered, you'll have the airbox out of there and reinstalling the carbs will be a snap.

Good luck!

C
Crobins365 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome