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I have been trying to get the old girl going since sitting for nearly 2 years. Have drained old, tarnished-looking fuel and added new, clean stuff. Have found starter doesn't want to turn-over well once bike gets hot, and I must keep the choke on and pepper the throttle to keep it running. Carbs rebuilt and synced 3 years ago and it ran like a scat cat. I changed timing belts before it set for that period. I am having these issues. The battery is currently charging overnight so will see if this helps. Have extra parts bike so I robbed carbs from it and put on this bike, no real change in behavior. Not sure where to go from here. Thought I put Stabil in it before parking but cannot say for sure. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Suggest you post this on the Tech forum or perhaps a Moderator can move it :waving:
Ok I swear this was in the "TEST" forum when I replied.:shock::shock::shock::shock:
 

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A low battery shouldn't cause rough running and if you need choke to keep it running then I think the carbs need looking into again.
 

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a 3year old battery that has set idle for that leight of time i dought will hold a charge. i would give it a good dose of sea foam and take it out for a few short runs . to see if it would clean up the the crap thats in the carbs. varnish and gas resado from the old gas .also--change oil,filter and fuel filter first.
 

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A couple of things.

First if the carb rebuild was done before the sitting period then both may need to be redone.

Second the fuel sitting that long could have caused deposits in the tank which could have transferred to the engine\carbs. The Seafoam is a great way to help this situation but I would also replace the fuel filter.

Last, the battery is probably toast sitting discharging that long. If a battery is going to sit for an extended period it shouldbe disconnetced to preserve the life. It should not be causing you problems when running but could with starting.

One more thing, the hard starting when warm is a somewhat standard situation. Always be sure that when warm you not only hold in the clutch but that the engine is in neutral to eliminate all drag on the starter. This will help.

Good luck, these older girls need a little more TLC than the newer models but they are worth it.
 

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Not sure how to perform starter pull test but tried this; I hooked volt meter to battery and it initially read 12.8. Tried starting with meter connected and it pulled it down to an average of 8.0. Starter still "lugging" when engine warm but after several short attempts it will finally take off and start it.

Also, have been starting in neutral as is on stand.

Would I still need to change oil and oil filter? I did this just before it sat for 2 yrs. Will change fuel filter.

One last thing; As I attempted to run the Wing this morn there was fuel in the "box" onto which the air filter housing sits, between the two carbs. Any clue as to why this might be? I heard a gurgling sound after running that appeared to come from carbs then noticed small pool of the fuel in that area.

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Where and how are the most economical ways to find the rebuild kit or separate components for the job (that I will do myself)?

Also, do you think I should try just cleaning the internal parts first or go ahead and go the whole rebuild. The diaphrams and pumps were replaced in last rebuild.

Thanks again!
 

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96aspencade wrote:
Suggest you post this on the Tech forum or perhaps a Moderator can move it :waving:
Ok I swear this was in the "TEST" forum when I replied.:shock::shock::shock::shock:
I guess the Powers That Be gave me a helping hand. I didn't realize I had posted in the Test Forum! :(
 

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Goadsgoldwing wrote:
Where and how are the most economical ways to find the rebuild kit or separate components for the job (that I will do myself)?

Also, do you think I should try just cleaning the internal parts first or go ahead and go the whole rebuild. The diaphrams and pumps were replaced in last rebuild.
YOur replaced parts should still be good, assuming that they were of good quality when you put them in.... just a good cleaning should do the job.. But the leaking between the bodies (in the plenum) may suggest a bad gasket. Did you replace these too??
 

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If there is fuel in the "box" plenum then the o-rings between the carbs and the plenum or between theplenum halves are dried out and not sealingor the floats or float seals could be flooding the carbs.

The best but not cheapest kit for the carbs is at www.randakks.com . There are other kits available but many here have had problems with these kits. O-rings sized incorrectly and float valves not sealing properly. Sounds like the carbs need to be re-rebuilt.
 

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Thanks. I will be doing some research and getting back to you guys!
 

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Ok ............... it's BACK :dude::dude::dude::dude::dude:
 

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96aspencade wrote:
Ok ............... it's BACK :dude::dude::dude::dude::dude:
Not sure what you meant but I guess it was in reference to the post being in the Tech Forum?
 

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sandiegobrass wrote:
Goadsgoldwing wrote:
Where and how are the most economical ways to find the rebuild kit or separate components for the job (that I will do myself)?

Also, do you think I should try just cleaning the internal parts first or go ahead and go the whole rebuild. The diaphrams and pumps were replaced in last rebuild.
YOur replaced parts should still be good, assuming that they were of good quality when you put them in.... just a good cleaning should do the job.. But the leaking between the bodies (in the plenum) may suggest a bad gasket. Did you replace these too??
The carbs on it now, the ones leaking into the plenum, are the spares that I pulled from parts bike. I plan to clean the original 82 carbs that were rebuilt 3 yrs. ago. These did not leak into plenum, just rough from old, tarnished fuel and from sitting 2 years (I hope).



Thanks for any and all help!
 
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