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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked up a 2006 750. The owner prior to me only rode it for 50 miles, and I have no service history for it at all. It has some issues with idle and engine hesitation. I have read a ton of the threads of possible solutions, but I want to take to a shop and have them look over it. Can anyone recommend a good place? I was thinking of taking to cycleworld if I can't find anything else. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Sure...a good reccomendation is not to take it to a shop...they'll rape you....besides, we know more than what most dealers do....try some SeaFoam first....after that, pehaps a carb backblow...also, check your air filter elements....most here will suggest an earshave....from what you described, Im leaning towards carb issues....its too new and has too few miles to be major.....also, check the voltage at the battery while running. It could very well be too, all you need is a good, new battery....should read about 12.5 when not running. 14-14.8 volts when running.

Drain out the old gas...put fresh in, add SeaFoam...see what happens....could be your plugs are old and fowled too....this is all owner maintenance btw....unless yer loaded, lol....




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Thanks Wolfie for the advice. I have added some seafoam to a fresh tank of gas. I think I will test everything you suggested out first before taking it any where.
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Put it this way...the last time a dealer worked on one of my bikes was in 1969....lol



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Voting with the Wolf on this one, Give her a few tanks with SeaFoam and she'll probably straighten right out.

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Mine had some leaky vacuum lines. Couldnt see it with a visual inspection but a a little vacuum applied to the line revealed a leak. Made a huge difference in the way it ran. Looks like you've really come across a great find! Hope you get her running right soon. By the way, the Kaw shop here wanted $300 to $400 to pull and clean carbs. It's not that hard but does take some patience. Good luck with it.
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Mine had some leaky vacuum lines. Couldnt see it with a visual inspection but a a little vacuum applied to the line revealed a leak. Made a huge difference in the way it ran. Looks like you've really come across a great find! Hope you get her running right soon. By the way, the Kaw shop here wanted $300 to $400 to pull and clean carbs. It's not that hard but does take some patience. Good luck with it.
What did you use to replace the vacuum lines? Since I'm doing the ear shave I want to replace as much at possible. Thanks for the input.
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Check yer local hardware store....windshield washer line works well, and its like $0.69/ft.....bring a fitting with you to match up the ID....you want a tight fit w/o needing to use clamps....



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are you in va. beach would like to get together for a ride sometime.live in the thalia area. thanks jack
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