bike troubleshooting question

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  1. couchlock

    couchlock OT Supporter

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    ive got a 95 suzuki savage 650, its a single cylinder aircooled thumper. im bringing her back to life after a year of sitting out in the elements.

    ive replaced the spark plug, oil/filter, new batt, cleaned out the entire carb, adjusted the valves, pretty much everything i can do fairly easily.

    now, the good news is i can get the bike to start up and run for a bit now the bad news is the bike dies after idling a few mins OR if throttle is applied.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Frequency

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    sounds like there still may be a problem with the carbs possible a pin hole in one of the floats. b/c it could take some time for them to fill, hence why it does not die right away
     
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    You may also want to double check the plugs, it may be running too rich.
     
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  4. Ivy Mike

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    I suspect carb.
     
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    Can you restart the bike as soon as it dies or does it have to sit for a bit?
     
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    did you prep the tank?
     
  8. couchlock

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    it has to sit for a bit before i can restart it, ive vhanged theplugs as well.
     
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    if you are comfortable taking apart your carbs yourself you can cehck the floats by submersion lookign for little bubbles
     
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    submerge the floats and see if water leaks into them? and/or air leaks out?
     
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    either way.

    Also, pull the jets and make sure they aren't gummed up. If they don't allow a correct amount of fuel past, it will cause the very problem you are seeing.
     

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