Carbs, Fuel or ?????


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ram11397
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Carbs, Fuel or ?????

Postby ram11397 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:39 pm



Hi Guys,
Ok didn't get to ride yesterday rained all day when i put bike away on Sunday it was running fine. My storage unit is a shelter logic tent thingie 10X10.
Well went to start bike today and it wouldn't start,after a few tries i got it to fire over but it was like barely running and if i pulled choke or turn throttle it would die out. I started it again and let it splutter for about 30 seconds then pulled the choke a friction at a time then eventually it fired up like it always did.Went for drive 2-3miles no problems about mile from home it start to sputter again and i had to turn the throttle to give it gas to stop from stalling.
I got home and noticed it was idling at about 950 I adjusted to around 1100 seemed to run better.
Being a tent could something get damp it was very warm and humid Sunday rainy all day Monday doesn't leak but condensation maybe?? just grasping at ideas!!
Any ideas where to start?


Rick
1982 GL 1100 Aspencade

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Re: Carbs, Fuel or ?????

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:11 pm

The very first is to pull the spark plug caps loose.If the drain hole is plugged,moisture can accumulate and arc out the plug.
From there,drain each carb bowl and see what comes out.There may be moisture in the bottom.I use a white cloth.Theres about a shot glass of fuel in each carb.

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Re: Carbs, Fuel or ?????

Postby ram11397 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:41 pm

ok thanks will try it
Rick
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