83 XL 185
Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:33 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:26 PM
Edited by Darrell Davis, 31 May 2012 - 03:34 PM.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:59 AM
Many forums go a bit quiet this time of Year. People go riding when the Sun shines !
It does sound like a carb problem to me.
An ultrasonic clean is the best idea.
Other problems are possible, such as CDI breakdown or camshaft / valve issues, but these are somewhat more unusual.
What about fuel tank venting ?
Partially blocked fuel tap ?
Blocked or degraded air filter ?
Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:17 PM
Edited by Darrell Davis, 01 June 2012 - 02:19 PM.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:09 AM
I'm always amazed at how guys will go a whole season complaining that they can't get their carb figured out and having all kinds of problems, when an hour with someone that knows what they are doing will usually result in "end of problem". Check your local Craigslist for guys advertising repair work. You certainly can't trust everyone, but you can usually pick out guys that 'sound' legit. I found a guy that builds and races drag bikes (garage full of trophys) that rejetted and adjusted the valves on my 650L (for $25hr). The bike absolutely PURRS, not just runs great, but sounds so nice it's amazing. Lots of "ex Honda wrenches" out there, retired or moved on to something different.
INCREDIBLY valuable asset to find.