Low end hesitation


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BikerGuy
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Low end hesitation

Postby BikerGuy » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:25 am



When I'm at a light and I go to take off, there's a hesitation before it kicks in. I've put sea foam in and that doesn't seem to be helping.

Any ideas, please? Thanks!! :( :( :(



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richshaner
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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby richshaner » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:44 pm

I had the same low end hesitation on my 1995 GL1500. I happened to be cleaning the K&N air filter and so while I was at it I also cleaned the carb bodies and combustion chambers with Yamaha Combustion Chamber Cleaner. Follow the instructions on the can, but basically you spray most of the can into the two carb bodies while running the engine at about 1200 rpm, then flood both carb bodies with the remaining 1/3 can until the engine dies. You want to fill the carbs and combustion chambers with the stuff. Let the bike sit for at least 1/2 hour to allow the cleaner to penetrate and remove any varnish, etc in the carbs and combustion chambers. Reassemble air filter, etc and fire it up. After using this product I noticed a real improvement in engine response and power, and no hesitation. It did a really good job of cleaning it out. Not a difficult job and did not cost much, about $9.00 Cdn. Hope this helps!

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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby BikerGuy » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:00 pm

Thanks Rich! I'm going to try that. I cut and pasted your message and printed it out! Just one question: Where do I get the Yamaha Cleaner? At a Yamaha bike dealer?

Thanks again!

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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby richshaner » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Yes, I bought it at the local Yamaha Motorcycle dealer. There are probably similar products out there. I think why it might be so effective is that by loading up the carbs and intakes with the whole can really creates a high concentration that you can't get by adding a can of something to your gas tank.

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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby BikerGuy » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:18 pm

Thanks for that info. Just was wondering - that stuff won't hurt the seals, will it? I know sometimes, stuff like that will dry those seals out and make them brittle...

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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby richshaner » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:27 pm

I don't know the answer for sure, but to me it doesn't seem like it would be in the carbs etc long enough to cause damage to the seals. I guess you could test it by putting some in a rubber tube and leaving it for a while.

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Re: Low end hesitation

Postby BikerGuy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:34 pm

I'll read the cautions on the bottle when I get it. There should be some warnings if any... Thanks!




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