Is it possible you didn`t have the ACCT screwed all the way in when it was installed? Maybe too much pressure from the acct is on the tensioner rails and and it is slowing the engine.OK, CCT took care of the leak, but now the bike is idling funny, real low 1k compared to the 2k it used to idle at. Not sure if this could be due to the part being fixed or what, but it is not wanting to start after I kill it. The battery is new as of 2 months ago. It turns right over when on a charger. Any help would be appreciated. 1991 vn 750.
To be honest, I had a friend that was helping me with any problems but he flaked right before this came up. Sooooo.... I decided that I would put it back together (Not mechanically inclined in the least, but trying) so ANYTHING is possible. I eye balled the distance between the old and new CCT and it looked the same. After getting it installed and the battery charged up I took it out and around town, got up to 55 mph, thinking I just needed to run it. After the trouble the first time, I brought it home charged the battery and got it running again, so I took it out again. It started running hotter than normal (norm is about half way, it is running almost to red now) and when I pulled in the clutch it would rev to 5k and only drop when I released it in a gear, it also is not wanting to start, and is backfiring. I really don't have the cash for a mechanic. I don't know if this is something I can handle or not. Any advise is welcomed! :smiley_thIs it possible you didn`t have the ACCT screwed all the way in when it was installed? Maybe too much pressure from the acct is on the tensioner rails and and it is slowing the engine.
Try screwing the sealing cap off the top and back the adjustment screw off a turn or so. See if it quits idling "funny".
Oh BTW, 2K rpm is too fast for the idle speed anyway. It should be 1100 rpm. :smiley_th
I assume this means you didn`t turn the adjustment screw all the way into the ACCT body before bolting it down to the cylinder.I eye balled the distance between the old and new CCT and it looked the same.
Are the clutch cable and throttle cables in good condition, lubricated, and properly adjusted for freeplay?OK, seems to be running much smoother, but it is still idling higher than it should when it gets warm. I got it to where it was purring like a kitten at 1100 1300 rpms, and took it out for a ride. maybe 5 miles in it starts revving up to 3-4k without the clutch engaged. Didn't seem to be overheating though. Any more suggestions?
White smoke (water/coolant vapor?) in the exhaust can indicate a blown head gasket leaking coolant into the combustion chamber.OK, pulled the ACCT off and installed it the correct way this time (Thanks Ol Hoss) and it is idling right where it should be (thanks again Ol Hoss), but now there is white smoke coming out of the r pipe. Going to repeat the process on the R side and see if this helps.
I have not yet had to lube clutch or throttle cables, but there are specialty fittings and spray lube to do the job.It is very humid where I live, seems that the smoke cleared up. What is the best way to go about lubricating the throttle cable?