Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Minnesota. But don't tell the cops.
More observations from yesterday's fuel issue. The previous day I had cleaned all the jets/ports etc, inspected the float valve/needle etc. All looked great. Not anything strange going on that I could see up in the valve seat and valve/needle looked fine. Buttoned up, started fine went for a long ride. All is well. Yesterday, no start again so here's what I did. When attempting to start I choked, it ran for a couple of seconds then it flat out died.
At that point I wanted to see how much fuel was in the bowl so I drained it and there was maybe a tablespoon that I drained out. That's not much. That can't be right. But the thing is, after a successful ride. I turn off the bike and walk away. Float bowl should be full, shouldn't it? Here's where my knowledge is lacking. How much fuel should be in the bowl after a shutdown? That bowl should be "full" when shut off....shouldn't it? I know the float valve is regulating things on and off, but at shutdown, shouldn't there be more that a tablespoon of gas in the bowl?
My 2004 1300C