I guess I wouldn't want to pay you by the hour to work on my bike. Cleaning the carbs because they might need it is not the diagnostic route I would choose. I might go on a more methodical journey towards enlightenment.quote:Originally posted by Teazer
Which diagnostic technique? Probably the it's sat around for years and based on years of experience, leads one to hypothesize that the carbs have a 99% probability of being full of stale gas, rust and fuel residue.
Ignition and compression related issues could also exist, but the carbs are unlikely to be clean and usable as they are, so they should come off for a clean anyway.
After the carbs are rebuilt and the rubbers checked - then is the time to move along the diagnostic path. For all we know at this point, the motor could have zero compression on any or all of the cylinders. That would suck, but teh carbs still need to be cleaned and the fuel flow checked.
I'm not speculating as to what may or may not be the problem, but suggesting the carbs are a good place to start. And then compression and electrics.