Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
If the engine is laboring to turn over, the battery is bad.
If it is not laboring but won't fire (and it ran fine before) and you think it is flooded, you can help that along by holding the throttle wide open while trying to start it. That will hold the butterfly open and allow more air in, which often does the trick on a flooded engine. It's a constant velocity carb, so it won't behave like a standard carb, but it will help.
If the bike hadn't been run much before you got it it could have had some crud that got loose and is blocking a circuit in the carb. Best fix for that is to break it down and soak it in carb cleaner or PineSol and reassemble, but SeaFoam may do the trick if you can get it running well enough to ride it for a few hours.
Tom [email protected]
“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.