Found a bike with a problem
Hey everyone. The other day I found a bike for sale near me. It seems like a decent starter bike, most importantly it is cheap so I won't care if i junk it after a month. Its a 1986 Yamaha FZ 650CC bike. But when I e-mailed him about it heres what he said about the bike:
When I purchased it, it had to be started by popping the clutch. I had it serviced, and was able to start it easily with the key after. It rode smooth the few times I did so, but began acting up after I filled the tank at a gas station. I'm assuming that the mixture of new fuel with the old (previous owner had also had it sit for quite some time, unused) caused some difficulties. It stalled out often after that, but seemed to run fine as long as it was kept from stalling again-then it was a time to start it again.
Just wondering what could be the problem with this bike, how easy it would be to fix myself (have basic mechanical skills), and also how much it would cost to get it fixed if I'm not able to do it myself.
Thanks in advance for the replies!!! - Don
Edit: Sorry for the spelling mistake in the thread name
Last edited by hawkoar; 03-06-2007 at 03:46 PM.