Went swimming.....engine missing bad.
Posted April 04, 2001 - 12:57 PM
I just got back from riding and was having a ball when I hit a serious "puddle" (it was drippin off my goggles). I stopped the bike to reconnect my odometer cable (came unscrewed up top). I started the beast with no problem, but when I went to go up a hill, the engine was missing badly (sputter, sputter, pop,pop). Major loss of power. I ran it about 20 more minutes and still had the same problems. 1st and 2nd gear..no noticeable change, shift to 3rd, mushy throttle and misfiring.
I'm headed to the garage to change the oil to see what it looks like. Any input would be appreciated.
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:28 PM
Ron, help a guy out. How might I drain the carb. A big thank you in advance .
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:30 PM
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:42 PM
I hope this helps...
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:51 PM
Mojo - drain that sucker!
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:53 PM
97 KDX220, 86 TTR225, 99 WR400f, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted April 04, 2001 - 01:58 PM
Where can I see what you looked at?
Posted April 04, 2001 - 02:01 PM
Posted April 04, 2001 - 03:01 PM
I drained the carb twice and it seems to be improving. I don't want to tick off my neighbors too much by going up and down the street.
Thank you for taking the time to help with my little emergency. You are what makes this such a great place. If your ever up north, or I'm that way, I owe you a cold one.
(Nice picture, that's about how deep it was for me).
Posted April 04, 2001 - 03:19 PM
Posted April 04, 2001 - 07:08 PM
Posted April 05, 2001 - 10:43 AM
Posted April 05, 2001 - 03:19 PM
Going there on Friday the 13th but it may not be passable this time of year. I've ridden my old XR600 through there when it was so deep that the water came up over the seat and the Yosh exhaust was under water! Sounded like a big bad motor boat. I spent a lot of time waterproofing that bike, it was amazing.
Posted April 06, 2001 - 11:27 AM
If you take the bolt out, the gas will pour all over the place. What a mess.