Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Mayville, Michigan
Model: 1500 California Side Car II
Next update. The carburetors are off. I have checked all the vacuum line below as everyone has suggested and have found nothing wrong. From the looks of things I am going to say that the lines look pretty good and I think maybe they have already been changed at least once in the life of this bike. I think that because of how good they look and because I found a piece of the top of a number 18 tube with its little clamp at the bottom of everything. But I am not sure I am stumped and again here is why. Once I got everything unhooked and loosened the screws to the carb boots I was absolutely stunned when the left side was just loose and the right side I had to pull and tug and jerk before it finally popped off. The left carb, from the underside is caked with all sorts of dirt, oil and such while the right side is absolutely clean. My conclusion is that the left carb was never seated properly whenever the previous work was done and it just took this long for it to work loose enough to cause real problems. Any thoughts? I will be ordering new boots and maybe a new mat as I might have chewed the other up a bit. I have one hose to replace because I ripped it getting it off and then we will assemble everything and see if I am right. I will still continue to check, look, examine, and scope out all the lines as I wait for parts to arrive.