I must pay homage, You guys are the Berries!
Posted May 02, 2008 - 05:25 PM
This all started after dumping in a river and sucking water in thru the exhaust. I got the motor drained, changed the oil etc.. and everything seemed fine for a couple rides. I thought I dodged a bullet. Then one day it just started to run real hot, started to back fire and then finally shut down. I was able to let it cool down and limp it home. I had no clue what could be wrong. Being a former 2 stroke guy I had very limited knowledge of the workings of the new generation thumpers. I figured it must of had something to do with the carb so I started there. When I opened up the AP sure enough the diaphram was all mucked up. I replaced the diaphram, ran some carb cleaner thru all the carb passages and jets and figured that was it. While I had things apart I figured it was a good time to get all the valve clearances checked and squared away. Done. I'm all set, right? NOT EVEN CLOSE! After a boat load of kicks I got it started but it ran like crap and the header turned cherry red. This is where TT came in, I listened to Burned about soaking the carb to clean it to get that pesky pilot circut cleaned out, and how to recognize a lean or rich mixture... I listened to RHC about how to set the fuel mixture and how the AP is supposed to work ( I had the diaphram in upside down:banghead: ) I listened and now the bike runs perfect. Starts easy, no bog, no cherry pipe. You guys really know your stuff. Like I said your the Berries.Thanks a million:worthy:
Posted May 02, 2008 - 06:34 PM
And saved lots of money and lost riding time rebuilding my bike after getting stuck in the water.
And now I know that if you call someone a berry its a good thing
Where the hell did you come up with that ?
Is that an old school saying that I have never heard of?[/COLOR]
Posted May 02, 2008 - 06:52 PM