Posted by Lanse on November 11, 2012 at 12:21:53 from (126.96.36.199):
Hope everyone's having a good weekend... A little while back, I posted that my Shadow was having some running issues, and I called a buddy of mine who is good with engines and told him what it was doing, and he said it was a probably a carburetor problem. Wouldn't surprise me, I have a deep hatred of the things...
So, lastnight he stopped out and we took the bike apart and then we (mostly he) disassembled them and we cleaned them out with boiling water. It was the first I'd heard of the boiling water trick, and sure enough, it pulled out a large amount of crud and then we used some aresol carb & choke cleaner on the rest of it. Put it back together, got it running, and then sea-foamed it. She sounds a LOT better, except the problem Im having now is:
1) It cuts out under load unless the choke is on 2) It cuts out under load unless you leave the tank open.
This is another problem I've had off and on since I bought the bike, it'll be running fine, then it acts like its going to die, but you can pull in the clutch and it'll stay running and recover. I'd attribute this happening without the choke on to the fact that we dumped an almost full can of sea-foam into two gallons of gas (lol) and there's some marvel mystery oil in there too, but I don't like how it cuts out with the choke on. It doesn't happen nearly as often or as badly, but it still happens. I think the tank vents are clogged on this thing, although I don't know where they'd be or how to fix them...
Its ALWAYS something, but to its credit, when its running, it runs MUCH better even with the sea foam. Im glad we took it apart, we found one of the boots inside the carb had not seated itself right, and also one of the intake boots was off...
Any advice? The video tells more and goes over the cleaning itself a little better than I can type out. Hope you guys enjoy it!! :)
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