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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Judging by some of these characters they have been for quite some time!!!
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thanks for the welcome guys. I do have a problem with my bike. I just bought it (1999 R*) and have some issues with starting it. It appears that the carb may have a clogged needle and is leaking gas into the cylinder over night. It was easy enough to start for a day and then sat overnight and now is a very slow trunover when trying to crank with no luck getting it started. I have tried the use a car battery to see if it cranks trick as mentioned in other threads and the result is the same. I don't mean to highjack this thread so if anyone has any suggestions great, if this is an old issue and I need to find the old thread about it great also. Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
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Thanks for the welcome guys. I do have a problem with my bike. I just bought it (1999 R*) and have some issues with starting it. It appears that the carb may have a clogged needle and is leaking gas into the cylinder over night. It was easy enough to start for a day and then sat overnight and now is a very slow trunover when trying to crank with no luck getting it started. I have tried the use a car battery to see if it cranks trick as mentioned in other threads and the result is the same. I don't mean to highjack this thread so if anyone has any suggestions great, if this is an old issue and I need to find the old thread about it great also. Thanks in advance for the help.


Welcome Lifeguard! You might get more responses if you start a new thread specifically detailing your problem. There are a few things to check if the bike is turning over slowly though. First I would definitely rule out the battery and the battery connections (clean and tight at both ends). If it still turns over slow check to make sure your decompression solenoid is working properly. You can do a search here for decompression solenoid to find out how to test it.
Some have also increased the gauge of their battery cables with good results. If you really want to kick it in the butt and all of the above has failed you can look into a higher torque starter like a Yamaha Warrior one or and aftermarket one along with the thicker gauge cables. Good luck!!!!
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
A shot of Bacardi 151 thru the intake works miracles!
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Mr_Shamrock wrote:
Lifeguard wrote:
Thanks for the welcome guys. I do have a problem with my bike. I just bought it (1999 R*) and have some issues with starting it. It appears that the carb may have a clogged needle and is leaking gas into the cylinder over night. It was easy enough to start for a day and then sat overnight and now is a very slow trunover when trying to crank with no luck getting it started. I have tried the use a car battery to see if it cranks trick as mentioned in other threads and the result is the same. I don't mean to highjack this thread so if anyone has any suggestions great, if this is an old issue and I need to find the old thread about it great also. Thanks in advance for the help.


Welcome Lifeguard! You might get more responses if you start a new thread specifically detailing your problem. There are a few things to check if the bike is turning over slowly though. First I would definitely rule out the battery and the battery connections (clean and tight at both ends). If it still turns over slow check to make sure your decompression solenoid is working properly. You can do a search here for decompression solenoid to find out how to test it.
Some have also increased the gauge of their battery cables with good results. If you really want to kick it in the butt and all of the above has failed you can look into a higher torque starter like a Yamaha Warrior one or and aftermarket one along with the thicker gauge cables. Good luck!!!!

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1 more thing,he should also get the more powerfull 310CCA hi perf battery (vs the stock 275CCA battery) to take better advantage of having a hi trq starter along with the higher capacity battery cables to spin the motor over best as possible.

Scott
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Lifeguard, from Antigo Wisconsin.


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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
WOW thanks for all the suggestions guys. I have been on bikes since the age of 10 (I'm 48 now) and so I am not new to the biker world. I have been riding a sport-touring bike and using other forum sites and I gotta say you guys are mush more welcoming and helpful than other forums I have been using over the years. I look forward to learning a lot from all of you about this beast I now have in the garage. I am still trying to figure out how to start a thread on this site. hopefully I will figure it out soon. THANKS.
 
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Re:Alternative to Sea Foam? 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Curt wrote:
Beer in the crabs to cure svs hmmmm OK guys don't start drinkin sea foam.



Mmmmmmmm, beer in the crabs, now that good eatin' ! ! !


Thanks for the idea, Curt!




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