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Re:New to me bike won't rev under load 2 Days, 15 Hours ago  
Drain the old fuel from the tank and the bowl drain on the carb, and replace it with 5 gallons of fresh, and a 16 ounce can of Seafoam. Leave the bowl drain open, and with a tube attached to the bowl drain, and the other end in a container, turn the key to on and let the pump flush the fuel filter and system with the new fuel. About a half gallon should be more then enough.
Start the bike and let it run for a bit and try reving it some like in the video, and then shut it off and let it sit over night, and then try it again. I'm amazed it even runs because the Pilot circuit is usually blocked to the point of needing to completely strip the carb by this time.

It should be spitting fuel up around the needle big time as the slide rises, and fuel should be spitting out the end of the brass tube, when you roll the throttle.
 
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Re:New to me bike won't rev under load 1 Day, 20 Hours ago  
SKWEARpeg wrote:
Drain the old fuel from the tank and the bowl drain on the carb, and replace it with 5 gallons of fresh, and a 16 ounce can of Seafoam. Leave the bowl drain open, and with a tube attached to the bowl drain, and the other end in a container, turn the key to on and let the pump flush the fuel filter and system with the new fuel. About a half gallon should be more then enough.
Start the bike and let it run for a bit and try reving it some like in the video, and then shut it off and let it sit over night, and then try it again. I'm amazed it even runs because the Pilot circuit is usually blocked to the point of needing to completely strip the carb by this time.

It should be spitting fuel up around the needle big time as the slide rises, and fuel should be spitting out the end of the brass tube, when you roll the throttle.


What size tubing to fit float bowl. I'm sorry I'm not going out to measure and find out myself, but things are a bit hectic at home but I'll have the chance to run to a hardware store soon.
 
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Re:New to me bike won't rev under load 1 Day, 20 Hours ago  
Its small. Pick up about two feet each of the 1/8 ID and the 3/16 ID clear poly tubing. A lot of HW stores will carry it in bulk and just cut off what you need.
When its on the bowl drain, open the bowl drain screw until you get a good flow of fuel in the hose. When you tighten the drain screw back up, snug is good, don't be an animal.
 
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Re:New to me bike won't rev under load 1 Day, 16 Hours ago  
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carb cleaned as soon as sea foam hit it.

Revving up now, and I think my ears are bleeding with how load she is. She comes off idle smoothly now, no sputtering.

Now to take it out tomorrow and put her under a load and see the power of this beast.

Thank you very much.

FYI I drained it from the Petcock because even after some research I couldn't find how to easily drain the float. Then ran it for a bit to get old fuel out of the lines and bowl.
 
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Re:New to me bike won't rev under load 1 Day, 16 Hours ago  
Good!

If you look at some of the carb articles on the Tech Articles page at the top next to the Forum tab, you'll find some help in the form of pics and diagrams.
 
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