- Apr 2, 2008
I have an early 850 with a single 34mm Makuni. My bike would start with one kick if I could get some gas to my carb. It is an Interstate so plenty of flow pressure and I run my fuel line similar to the one Old Britt sells. I choke it but it still takes too many kicks to get the gas built up in the carb. For some reason it doesn't even try to start with the choke on but after some kicks with the choke on and then I remove the choke and that is the first sign of life. It just seems like the fuel will not flow into the carb but after it starts, it runs fine. I have made sure that my tank vent is clear and the problem is only after the petcocks have been turned off for the day and then reopened for the next outing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.