Posted October 05, 2009 - 08:09 PM
thanks for any help.
Posted October 05, 2009 - 09:45 PM
A TEMPORARILY work around is to turn your petcock to the off position when not in use to prevent fuel to flow into the carb until you replace the needle valve or remove the debris.
Posted October 06, 2009 - 03:03 AM
Posted October 06, 2009 - 09:23 PM
Posted October 06, 2009 - 09:28 PM
The manual I posted the link to also has a section in it about starting procedures.
Posted October 06, 2009 - 10:49 PM
I suggest holding your de-comp lever in and kicking it over 15-20 times to clear the cylinder. Then use the standard starting technique without choke or any throttle. With any luck it'll pop on the first couple kicks (or it may actually start). After it's popped (if it hasn't started) hold the throttle just off idle (I'm talking lifting the slide in the carb half a millimetre, if that. If you can't hold the throttle steady while kicking wind the idle nob on the carb in a bit) and kick it again, it should start. If it doesn't you may have to clear the cylinder again or take the header off and drain it (I'm not kidding, I did have to do this).
PS: If you're bike has an auto-decomp cam and the de-comp lever removed (as mine does) you have to pull the spark plug and kick it over to clear the cylinder.
Posted October 07, 2009 - 09:11 PM
Posted October 07, 2009 - 09:40 PM
Posted October 09, 2009 - 11:05 PM
got a 426, seems to be in great shape, started on the 3rd or 4th kick everytime, got it out the first time opened it up alittle (got into 4th gear), when slowing for a turn i pulled in the clutch to coast the turn slowly as i was on gravel and the engine died. that was last saturday and i have yet to get it started.
i have pulled the carb, taken it completely apart and cleaned each piece by the book (manual), replaced the spark plug, tried the starting procedure in the manual, no go. i then talked with drgnfox and heard his success so tonight i cleaned the plug, replaced the oil, 'deflooded' it and when i tried the procedure he was suggested... no luck. there is some fuel leaking out of the breathers, I'm just not sure what is going on. i did have to change the throttle cable, but its set up just like the old one, so im not sure that matters
at this point i will take any and all suggestions.
thanks for listening,
ps - it has a Pro-Circuit Type-496 pipe on it, and it has been rejetted
Posted October 12, 2009 - 06:50 AM
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Posted October 21, 2009 - 11:12 PM