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Carbs stick below 45 deg. F.

Old 03-16-2006, 02:19 AM
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Carbs stick below 45 deg. F.

I've noticed today that it seems my carbs seem to stick a tiny bit below 45 deg. F. for a second or so upon warm-up and constant steady low-speed at low rpms is a tiny bit rough even when warmed up. It's very subtle but noticable.

My bike was sitting for about 3 weeks in a garage about 30 degrees or so. Dirty 1-year-old air-cleaner or dirty carbs or dirty sticking needle?

Worthy of carb-cleaner in tank, Marvel Mystery Oil, or dealership carb cleaning?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:22 AM
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Re: Carbs stick below 45 deg. F.

My guess?

Clean the slides.

See the "Clunk, Die" fix in the knowledge base.
https://www.superhawkforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=99

I used silicone/teflon spray(the non oil kind) in very small amounts to lube the slides cause it dries, doesn't attract dirt, & still lubricates..

A clean slide is a happy slide
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Are you sure it's the carbs sticking and not a lean stumble? If it idles rough, I'd be leaning towards putting a little carb/injector cleaner into your tank to clear out any residue from your idle/slow jets.
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