- May 31, 2004
Maybe you folks can help with some troubleshooting. The bike is a 74 with re-sleeved carbs and electronic ignition. Ran great in 2002. Wasn't used in 2003, though fuel additive and oil change were handled. This year, it's been difficult to start. Actually, right now it won't start. Got it fired up a week ago -- after a lot of tickling of the carbs -- and when warm it ran great. Now, nothing. It fires for a split second at most. Choke on, off, tickle the heck out of the carbs. Nothing. It has spark, the plugs are wet but not oily, though they are a little black. Bad fuel? Electronic gremlins? Gummed-up carbs? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.