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post #1 of 4 Old 11-09-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Won't run at all off choke

I'm stumped. I've read with great interest all the threads regarding this issue. What makes my problem a little different is the bike will only run with full choke. Any opening of the throttle no matter how small will cause the bike to die. I've checked the easy things first. No intake leaks, hoses are all clear, changed gas tanks and put one on with known good petcock and gas. Bike ran fine when put away about 5 months ago. I don't know how I can utilize the benefits of Seafoam when I can't even crack the throttle without the bike dying. Idle mixture screw is still stock as it has the EPA plud still in. Should I suspect gunk in the idle fuel circuit or try to find a source for an intake leak?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-09-2008, 06:44 PM
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Classic low speed jet junk.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-12-2008, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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All better now

Low speed jet cleaned out and a couple of #4 washers thrown on the needle and she runs like a scalded dog.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-12-2008, 07:53 AM
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Another satisfied customer. Glad that helped. Keep a couple ounces of seafoam or Berryman's in that tank each month. Should not have any more problems.

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