Its Alive...at least with starter fluid


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mysd455
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Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby mysd455 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:58 pm



My almost mint 21k 1983 Aspencade that I got from the grandson of the 1st owner ( The kid was going to part it out) ran on starter fluid. This bike is by far the best $600 I ever spent. Time wise would it be better to just puchase working carbs and swap out the plugged up ones? Does the gas tank need to come out to remove the carbs. Thanks for an input. My guess from the smell of the old gas and oil is this bike was sitting for at least 4 years in the last owners garage. I'm sure the present carbs are plugged up.



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Re: Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:22 pm

There is several things you should address .
The tank does not have to come out to pull the carbs. You should take the advice of many, many guys here and rebuild the carbs using the master kit from http://randakks.com/Carb%20Parts.htm#9A
it seems a little more money but is the best way to go.Others are less ............ for a good reason.
The tank can be drained by removing the fuel line coming out of the petcock and attaching a length of hose long enough to start a siphon ( using reserve will get almost all of the gas. lever goes up)
If you do not know when the timimg belts have been changed , DO IT. cheap insurance against engine damage if they fail.

Change ALL the fluids , ALL !

That should keep you busy for a little while.

mysd455
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Re: Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby mysd455 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:34 pm

Thanks for the info. I have aready changed all the fluids. I hope I can figure out how to get the carbs out for the rebuilt. Thats my winter project ( Along with the timing belts)

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Re: Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:56 pm

mysd455 wrote:Thanks for the info. I have aready changed all the fluids. I hope I can figure out how to get the carbs out for the rebuilt. Thats my winter project ( Along with the timing belts)

We can help you get those carbs out if you need help...Just ask when it's time...we can walk you thru it...It sounds like fuel delivery, could be the gas tank , petcock valve, fuel filter, fuel pump, and the carbs could be clogged...You gonna need to go thru those things as a start...

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Re: Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby tprender » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:55 pm

After you do the carb cleaning get new fuel lines. when the bike sat the old gas dried up in the lines. when you put fresh gas in, it will loosen up the dirt in the lines an plug up the carbs again and you will have to have them cleaned out again.

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Re: Its Alive...at least with starter fluid

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:59 pm

tprender wrote:After you do the carb cleaning get new fuel lines. when the bike sat the old gas dried up in the lines. when you put fresh gas in, it will loosen up the dirt in the lines an plug up the carbs again and you will have to have them cleaned out again.

Hey that's a great tip, I never really gave that much thought....Good one tprender... :D fuel lines...




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