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02-10-2018 03:52 PM
dunthyon You know.. I wasn't aware of that at the time I put them in. I don't even know how to. I may still just go with the shop just because it's easier but, for next time possibly, what's the procedure?
02-10-2018 01:15 PM
OleDirtyDoc sounds like you are flooding out.you bought new floats,I read.did you adjust the float height?

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02-10-2018 12:37 AM
dunthyon I got it from him, yeah, but I did all the basic work immediately because I didn't trust his knowledge on old bike maintenance. I did drain the tank and ran some rust remover solvent in it to clean it up as good as possible, and got new gas put in. I also replaced the old petcock with the single port Yamaha one from ebay. I called a mechanic shop and they said it may still be a carb problem.. Not sure how since I cleaned it as good as I humanly could, but, there's always a chance. I decided to take it to them since I got a bonus just recently, but that's all I have to go off of. Everything was replaced and cleaned on the bike except the brakes now, and whatever is causing it to not start.

I really hope they don't charge me to replace the idle adjust knob, lol I can't afford that crap
02-09-2018 05:07 PM
Rob112o Re-read/skimmed all the threads. I noticed you got the bike from a friend for free? So I'm assuming he gave up on it. It was sitting there quite a while? Unless I missed it. Is the gas fresh or are you taking his word on when he last put gas in it? Just asking cause I never saw anywhere you putting in new gas/dumping old gas. All the work you've done I know the tanks had to come off and be drained.
Another issue is tank pressure buildup. Learned about it here, search "POOGS". Sounds like you've done enough for it to work. Maybe it's something dumb now.
02-08-2018 11:59 PM
dunthyon It's 100% Not the plugs, they have good spark. Even shocked myself a bit there haha. I fixed a vacuum leak but that wasn't the culprit. Gas is still getting to the cylinders but something just won't let it fire, and it fires on ether. I'll probably end up taking it to a shop to figure this out. It's not flooding as far as I can tell, because trying to force it out through taking the plugs out and cycling it isn't working either.
02-07-2018 09:12 AM
OleDirtyDoc might even need new plugs

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02-07-2018 12:51 AM
dunthyon Will do! I also think next time around I'll test the wires for the spark plugs as well. From what I saw the spark was kind of weak.
02-07-2018 12:29 AM
OleDirtyDoc charge the battery,dry out the plugs and crank it over a few times without the plugs in it. put plugs back in and try again

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02-06-2018 08:36 PM
dunthyon Spark plugs are wet, yes. I was able to get it going for a while off starter fluid and it ran a solid 15 seconds before dying. Then it just gave up trying.

I feel like there's something important I'm missing but I can't think of what.
02-06-2018 08:34 PM
Thorn Are you able to get it to run constantly on just starter fluid now that you've got voltage above and beyond the call of duty?
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