carb vacuum?

I just read the aggravating 426 thread and I didn't want to throw mine in with his and steal his heres mine

I have posted on here about my bike doing almost the same thing. I re-shimmed all valves and re-checked...they are good...I put a new plug in it. I have pulled the carbs multiple times and cleaned them, they look pretty good, and the bowl is full. Today I adjusted the throttle stop screw waaay up and it started firing almost every kick, but not staying running, and then yeah eventually too much and it wouldn't fire. I am wondering if maybe the vacuum you speak of could be bad...Now is this from tightening the clamps around the boots tight? I am not too tight, but I thought tight enough. Also when I rode this bike before I could run it allll day and never once have to start it with the hot start pulled....How does this work and could that be a problem? Thanks again.

My bike will start eventually (im the aggravated guy).. if I squirt gas in directly into the carb, it fires right up, burns that off.. then it will die. If I do this 3 or 4 times and it stays running, it runs and starts fine after that...... sounds like maybe you are having a different problem?? try what I did and see if that works, just take the filter off and squirt some gas or ether in there and see if it lights off.. if it does, its the carb. They can be a pain to clean since there are so many passages and different ways they can get clogged. Good luck.. I cleaned my pilot jet and there was some crap in it, but it still hasn't changed anything. I am going to take it all the way apart tommorrow, too much turkey and football going on today, and see if that works.


Yeah I'll give that a try. I'm still wondering if that hot start does anything for me? Thanks for your help, I'll post when I get a chance to try that.

The hot start leans out the bike. So in a situation where the bike stalls and/or becomes flooded it is needed to lean the mixture out to get it going again. Some people have had problems with the hot start staying open a bit causing a high idle, which gets compensated for by turning the fuel screw. Then the fun starts as you end up chasing your own tail to figure it out. Try cleaning it (the hotstart) lube it up slightly with a lithium grease and put it back together. Then cross that off you list as a problem. Patience and persistence and you beast will ride again!

thanks man...I'll give it a shot and let ya know what happens.

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