- Mar 1, 2007
Well here I am stuck again. I just completed a complete restore on my 74 850 Commando. It will not start?? I triple checked the timing and the installation of the new Pazon ignition and it fires and sparks well at 28 before TDC with pistons in the compression mode so that is not the problem. I believe it is carburetion. I jumped the kills switch and checked for a good 12V at the input to the Pazon. When I tickle it it will POP a few times and that is it??? The engine and carbs had only 2000 miles on them when it was parked 17 years ago but I tore it down to the last nut and bolt and replaced anything that would be a problem. The carbs still looked in great condition. I soaked them for a few hours in chemtool and blew out and removed all the jets I could find but likely missed something??? after kicking it and gettting it to pop several times I removed the plugs to see if they were fuel fouled but they are basically bone dry. What did I miss in my carbeuetor rebuild??? It has great compression and has plenty of gas in the bowls. . I likely missed clogged jets in both carbs somewhere?? I replaced all the gaskets and O rings with rebuild kits but it just pops and wont run??? You guys have saved me many times on this rebuild and it turned out great-- it just won't start, Any suggestions??? Thanks again for any help---Mark Cigainero---Stumped in Texas.