Re: Fuel Starving?
- Well I could not wait so I pulled the carbs. I once again took and
flushed the gas tank. This time I broke down the petcock and cleaned
it after inspecting the diaphragm. It looked good so I cleaned it
and lubricated it and the formed orings. This time I pulled the
carbs tops off and inspected all orings and diaphragms so there would
not be any chance of missing anything. They all looked good so I
lubed them and put everything back together. All orings were there
and good. I then broke down the bottom half and checked it out.
Disassembled the floats and the pilot needle. Cleaned everything and
put it back together after lubing all orings. Everything was flushed
with carb cleaner and I reassembled it. I then puled the small
inline filters and there was some crap in them so I cleaned them
out. Only at the pointy end but hey what can I say.
So I have done everything suggested and tomorrow when I can start it
up I will reinstall the carbs. I am losing my hair a bit so the idea
of putting the carbs back in in the dark kinda made me think tonight
was not the time to lose more hair. Anyway a state cop moved in next
door and I am not too keen on cranking up the beast with a set of
D&Ds on it at 10PM. Not to mention my wife may chose to pull the
hairs off of another part of my anatomy. I will let you guys know
tomorrow what the resultst are. Oh and BTW that damn new geared
screwdriver I bought that someone here suggested allowed me to pull
the carbs without pulling off the side fairings. Man I love my
- Yes, I have done everything I can with the fuel system. I even tried
adjusting the air/fuel mixture screw to 3 turns and to 2 turns to see
if it made a difference. It ran great for a while and then I stopped
at a red light and the idle started missing again. Its embarrasing to
be riding such a beautiful bike and a harley sounds better then it
does. Its even started dying at low speeds now. I know its not the
carbs, I think its not the petcock. I will check the spark plug wires
and coils when I get home at the end of the month. I am in Richmond Va
for the next month and no motorcycle. Life is so tough. I have a
Chrysler Pacifica in the same color as my bike for a rental and I have
to admit its nice but my wife says its gay. Oh well.
> I went through a similar problem last fall and it turned out to be the
> ignition coil. I swore it was fuel-related.