Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Whitmore Lake, MI
Runabilty problems in MI
Last summer I picked up a completely stock '05 1300 S for the wife, less than 3500 miles and hadn't been ridden in a while. I put a new set of plugs in it, along with draining the tank of the old gas and mixing Seafoam in with the new. Never got it on the road as life got in the way.
Early last month I started getting it ready and it ran terribly. Problems with idling, an occasional backfire, it wanted to die (or would die) if I tried to rev the engine. As it had sat a while before I bought and then after, I removed the carb, did a complete disassembly, a through Ultrasonic cleaning (that revealed a clogged slow speed jet) and then reassembled using all new gaskets. Fired it up last evening and she started right up on half choke from cold. Let her warm up and made little adjustments to idle speed along the way, but it is still dying if I try to give it any throttle at all and it did backfire a couple of times.
At this point I'm stumped, my 1800c has never given me problems as it's fuel injected. If I can get it running halfway decent, I'm going to plate it and ride it myself for a while running heavy dosages of Seafoam in each tank to help clean out all the years of build up from not being used.
2003 1800c "Thumper" Kuryakyn Hypercharger, Power Commander III
2005 1300s "Scarlett"