1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild


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1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:25 pm



I just helped a friend rebuild my carbs. Before the rebuild, it started to act like it was running out of gas. after 30 years , its got to be dirty carbs. Well they were filthy, and I mean the guy said " I have no idea how this thing ran" Well, after all of the cleaning, new parts, and blood lol, its running the same!!!! EXCEPT....it is only getting fuel to the carb on the left rear. Every other bowl is bone dry. Can someone please help a guy out. I have no ideaa what the problem is. We tore everything back apart, and the only thing I can think of are bent float pins. but they move freely.
Please tell me it is somthing simple!! :?:



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Re: 1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild

Postby Mortal-n-Life » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:47 pm

Sounds real similar to a problem I had with an old Virago...I know I know, two completely different bikes, so take it for what it is worth. I rebuilt/cleaned/damned the carbs three times before checking the fuel pump. Apparently, the little bit of gas the bike was getting was being equally distributed by the dirt carbs. But after cleaning, there just wasn't enough fuel for both cylinders to run the bike...at least that was my completely unprofessional and inexperienced opinion. I replaced the pump with one I found on ebay and she ran like new...or there abouts. Have you checked the fuel pump pressure?

Good luck!

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Re: 1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:28 am

Check pressure AND volume. And check it at the end of the fuel line that is normally connected to the carbs, to make sure it isn't goop or an obstruction in the fuel line that's causing the problem.

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Re: 1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild

Postby Asphalt guy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:14 am

Been there done that. I think it might be the washer they sent with the float jet not letting the fuel into the bowls. I removed them, and now if I bottle feed in on the bench, I get fuel to all4 carbs. Next test is to see if the bike will start!

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Re: 1984 Aspencade Carb rebuild

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 pm

PROBLEM SOLVED!!

After a lot of tearing down, and putting them back together, I botle feed again, and still no fuel to any of the bowls. So, I determined that the float jet was not letting fuel in no matter how I adjusted the floats. So, I removed the washer that came with the kit (1mm) ANd did not change the floats from the 7.5mm measurement. Bottle feed... ALL BOWLS GET FUEL!! I guess th jet is 1mm longer than factory? Anyway she ran, and ran great, but it has to come off again, due to a leaky gasket on a bowl, from all od the on and off crap. I hope this helps anyone else from the serious headaches I've had over this. Sometmes it is the simple stufff that drices me nutz! :P




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