Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Minnesota. But don't tell the cops.
Have been distracted by severe weather. Tennis ball size hail will do it every time. When it rains we get inches. There hasn't been a day when it's rained this season, where somewhere a severe storms develops and starts dropping monster size hail. I'm 62 lived here all my life and have never seen any thing like it.
Anyway, Ive thoroughly cleaned the carb/jets etc. I looked at the float valve closely. Looked fine. Nothing but a light ghost of a line wher it seats. No indent. Looked at the valve seat. It appeared OK, but not sure what I should recognize as trouble. Started it, ran fine. Took it for a very short ride, ran well, then the weather moved in. I'll attempt to start it cold (that's when I have the gas starve issue) and go for a ride to see how it acts. While I had it apart, I looked at the vacuum lines. They were pliable and looked fine, although, I could see cracks on the cut ends. I'll probably replace but not thinking the are the issue. Once I get the X started again and go for long rides with several engine stop/starts there's never an issue. Starts like a Honda should. Problem only appears with a cold engine start.
Probably nothing here but I'll mention it. Right before the issue appeared, the bike dropped on its left side in the driveway (first time), slight incline at idle, vibration collapses kick stand. Can't imagine that would cause my problem, but will throw it out there for greater minds than mine. OK, off to see if it will start.
That tiny, tiny cotter pin broke on the throttle assbly on the bent arm with spring. I've Jerry rigged it for know but will order a new one and at the same time get a new float valve, maybe a float too? but.......
It really nags me that it's a cold start issue, float valve works fine when the bike is on the road, stopped and restarted. Remember, I tap on the float bowl to get it started when it doesn't work. Then all is well. What is happening when the bike cools. And what parts affected?
My 2004 1300C
Last edited by Cuthbert J Twillie; 08-06-2019 at 10:12 AM.