Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Minnesota. But don't tell the cops.
It's been a bad day! Not only did the bike not start/same symptom.....but get this. I took the float bowl off again to recheck everything and when screwing the last bolt/left rear, it strips! It never tightened, just kept turning. Understand I'm a soul of caution. I understand over tightening when aluminum is involved. I use a cautious snug when tightening. I doubt there's any fix to it.
I feel pretty defeated right now. Initial problem unsolved (although willing to work through it) and now this. I suspect this means a new carb. If it does, I wonder how tough it is putting that together. That choke assembly looks like a bear say nothing of the electrical part of it. I certainly am not going to have a stealership do it. Way to expensive for my pocketbook. I just spent money on foundation repairs. That money was going to replace my old truck. Not no more. Old truck is going to get older. Don't know how difficult it would be for me to put together a new carb. You guys who have done it will have to let me know how difficult it is. I don't know if the electrical portion is just a matter of unplugging and plugging in. The choke I can't even imagine what's involved.
This is a new problem. I'm going to do a new post and get some input.
Right now I feel just feel like selling it. But I just took delivery of new tires. I'll see what the forum offers for help.
My 2004 1300C