'88 carbs


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Re: '88 carbs

Post by bstig60 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm



Did you check your fuel pump?? Sounds like not getting enough fuel to keep up with the demand of the engine.


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Re: '88 carbs

Post by moeller0226 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:00 pm

I haven't checked anything yet. I just got the bike last week and haven't even started diagnosing the issues yet.

Hoping for that ever-illusive "silver bullet". You know... like pop a single panel off, tighten up a single bolt, and magically everything is working perfectly! Right now I'm honestly looking for a list of possible root causes, from easiest to diagnose/repair to hardest.

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Re: '88 carbs

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:26 pm

I did the same thing.Easy stuff first.Replace the fuel filter,check the vacuum fuel shut off valve,leave the gas cap loose.
My 88 had multiple problems.
Bad accelerator pump.
Near plugged low speed jets.
Several bad vacuum lines.
And each fix improved it.
The final fix for the last 10% hesitation was lifting the slide with a "O" ring about 3mm.This gave it a touch more air to start with.
Attack it one at a time.If you pull the carbs,do replace the vacuum lines.
You can check the accelerator pump operation first tho.

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Re: '88 carbs

Post by moeller0226 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Awesome, thanks virgil. I'm excited to dive into it honestly. I'll probably feel differently after going down some rabbit hole, but hopefully it's a rewarding learning experience. Thanks for the feedback - I'll keep you guys updated as I learn more.



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