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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the "Gas Man" of NKY/Cincy?

I need a "Gas Man" that lives close to me to take a look at my bike see if they can help figure out some of my problems. I won't ride it to my main work anymore because I just don't feel it's really safe right now. I still ride it when I work at a closer office.

Wife hates everytime I start it up now because she's scared to death of it, but refuses to let me get a new one. Just looking for a set of eyes to help out help me put some confidence back in it.
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I need a "Gas Man" that lives close to me to take a look at my bike see if they can help figure out some of my problems. I won't ride it to my main work anymore because I just don't feel it's really safe right now. I still ride it when I work at a closer office.

Wife hates everytime I start it up now because she's scared to death of it, but refuses to let me get a new one. Just looking for a set of eyes to help out help me put some confidence back in it.
What is wrong with the bike?
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Multiple things. The engine was apart on my workbench for 2 years. I put it back together this year.

I'm having problems with idle, power at take off, oil light coming on, electronic fuel pump and fuel leaking when no power is on. I'm sure there are some others I'm not thinking of right now.
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Multiple things. The engine was apart on my workbench for 2 years. I put it back together this year.

I'm having problems with idle, power at take off, oil light coming on, electronic fuel pump and fuel leaking when no power is on. I'm sure there are some others I'm not thinking of right now.
Is your bike carb'd or FI'd? No power at take off? Does it have power when cruising? If you have carbs, they could need cleaning or a rebuild. Do you have a clean air filter? New spark plugs? Oil light coming on could either be a bad sensor or just low oil level.
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Is your bike carb'd or FI'd? No power at take off? Does it have power when cruising? If you have carbs, they could need cleaning or a rebuild. Do you have a clean air filter? New spark plugs? Oil light coming on could either be a bad sensor or just low oil level.
If it's carbed I'd guess not synced or otherwise jacked up when put back together... Then again, I don't know much more than what I have read on here...
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It's carbed, when I take off all the power drops then all of sudden comes on full force I have to pull the clutch or pop a wheelie. Carbs were all handled carefully. All the issues I'd like to have someone see it and see what they think. new plugs, oil, air filter.
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It's carbed, when I take off all the power drops then all of sudden comes on full force I have to pull the clutch or pop a wheelie. Carbs were all handled carefully. All the issues I'd like to have someone see it and see what they think. new plugs, oil, air filter.
Its easy to synch the carbs. Thats what I would try first. Does it sould like its getting too much fuel or not enough at take off? Stock jetting on the carbs still?
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r6messagenet.com has a VERY good how-to on how to sync your carbs. Go into the forums section and then into the how-to sticky. It's very detailed and will be pretty easy. I would start with that.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 03:59 PM
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I would think the power delivery problems are in the carb. Have you checked the jetting on the carb? What did you do to id while it was on your bench for 2 years? have you checked the plugs? Please say its got new gas!!!




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what kinda bike is it? stock carbs?
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Oh and thanks for the props of such a high caliber. I'm not sure I'm that good.

You could always look for a guy... most of the time unless they are an enthusiest like me... they want to charge..like at a shop. I'm just not good enough to charge!




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It sat on the bench for 2 years nobody touched it carbs sat wrapped in saran wrap for the whole time till I put them back on. New plugs etc. I am thinking it may be the carbs out of sync. Hopefully I'll get some free time soon and I'll pull the tank, pull the bowls off make sure everything looks clean and sync it.

Yes I put new gas in! Gas tank was fine didn't leak a drop till I did that as well now fuel just pours out of the line with no power. I've actually had a couple of tanks with carb cleaner and several 93 octane tanks after.

One other thing is it now makes a noise when it starts kinda like it has no oil then it goes away after just a second or so. That along with oil light coming on is starting to scare me. I looked in the window to see the oil and it still looks really clean after a few hundred miles. I'm wondering if it's not picking up oil or not enough... I figure if it wasn't picking up oil it'd be blown by now (I've had a couple of memory loss high speed rev limiter hit runs) so I'm clueless.

In typing that guess I could pull a spark plug see how it looks if it's melting I can probably assume it's not getting enough oil or any oil.



Damn my wife for not letting me buy a new bike!!!!!
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Carbs... I suggest looking at them. When they were sitting I bet you have some dry rotted gaskets and such.

On the gas tank pouring out. Is it coming from the threads of the petcock or right out the hose? Could be a bad petcock.

Oil... I suggest plumbing in a oil gauge. That would tell you if you're getting good oil pressure or if your oil pump is messed up somehow.

And you could tell the wife... either its a new bike or a new wife!!




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did i miss what kind of bike this is?



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God help us, don't get that bike help from gasman! Do you want it fixed or do you want it turned into a 900 lb 15 ft long cadillac on two wheels?


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did i miss what kind of bike this is?
u and me both apparently

this is important pertaining to the last suggestion cuz different bikes have dif acceptable oil pressure levels, and it would make the overall questions
easier to answer....but maybe i just missed it....
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God help us, don't get that bike help from gasman! Do you want it fixed or do you want it turned into a 900 lb 15 ft long cadillac on two wheels?

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