Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Minnesota. But don't tell the cops.
Starting Issue. Runs, Dies, Can't Restart....But
After I thought I had found the problem, I have not. Still the same thing going on.
Here's what I'm seeing. I start it, idles few seconds and dies out. It may or may not start on a second try, but always dies and any other attempts the engine just turns. Dead, engine turns, no pop. I took the air box off to look at the carb. Just for the heck of it, I tapped the bowl. The bike starts and stays running. Normal. Throttle blips normal. I take the bike out for a long ride and have no issues with accelerating, idle or restarting if stopped. I've done this for the third time today. Always the same issue, always the same cure. The issue shows up on a cold engine. Once warmed after kicking the bowl, everything is hunky dory.
Second and third attempts are after using SeaFoam. It doesn't appear it's working. I've got 200 miles on with the SeaFoam.
Given the tapping on the bowl gets things going, I suspect a float/valve issue. Could this be possible? But only on a cold engine? Again, odd thing is, it runs great after the tapping on the bowl. No issues at all. Here's where I need your help.
FYI-When I bought the bike, the guy had a custom air box and re-jetted the carb. I brought it back to stock parts. Been running great since until now. Thanks for your help!
My 2004 1300C
Last edited by Cuthbert J Twillie; 08-02-2019 at 12:21 AM.