Go Back  SuperHawk Forum > 1997+ VTR1000F SuperHawk > Technical Discussion
Need some help sorting running issues - Central Maryland >

Need some help sorting running issues - Central Maryland

Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Need some help sorting running issues - Central Maryland

Old 10-12-2017, 04:59 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 1
Vtrachan is on a distinguished road
Need some help sorting running issues - Central Maryland

Hey there guys,

I'm new this forum. I have a 1999 Honda Superhawk 996 that I got for free from a friend. The motor failed due to oil starvation. I found another motor on eBay and swapped it, also installing manual cam chain tensioners. I also had a shop professionally clean the gas tank and the carbs. The bike is running now but poorly. It will die if i remove the choke or release the throttle. I am looking for a competent motorcycle mechanic with reasonable rates. Hopefully this person would have a garage as troubleshooting takes time. I'm in Greenbelt, MD. I desperately want to track this bike next year. Thanks.
Vtrachan is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:41 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
xeris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bisbee, AZ
Posts: 1,461
xeris is on a distinguished road
Check for vacuum leaks. Start with the rubber boots between the head and carbs.
xeris is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:49 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
xeris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bisbee, AZ
Posts: 1,461
xeris is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Vtrachan View Post
Hey there guys,

I'm new this forum. I have a 1999 Honda Superhawk 996 that I got for free from a friend. The motor failed due to oil starvation. I found another motor on eBay and swapped it, also installing manual cam chain tensioners. I also had a shop professionally clean the gas tank and the carbs. The bike is running now but poorly. It will die if i remove the choke or release the throttle. I am looking for a competent motorcycle mechanic with reasonable rates. Hopefully this person would have a garage as troubleshooting takes time. I'm in Greenbelt, MD. I desperately want to track this bike next year. Thanks.
This has been a reoccurring issue with the SH in general.
xeris is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:51 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
smokinjoe73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,924
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
Are you willing/ able to take off the tank & airbox to look at the choke cables? It sounds like they are cracked at the elbows. It could also be torn diaphragms or not sealed carb boots. Others will add but it could also be slow speed jets. The shop that did the work should be willing to fix the issue. If you paid them for a running bike they did not fill the bill.
smokinjoe73 is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:21 AM
  #5  
Moderator
MotoGP
 
E.Marquez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kempner, TX
Posts: 4,246
E.Marquez is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Vtrachan View Post
Need some help sorting running issues
Just to be clear, do you want help sorting the issues, or a mechanic recommendations?
There is no wrong in either answer, but just don't want to waste time and resources running down possible issues, diagnostic steps, ect if you have no interest in doing the repairs yourself..

Again, nothing wrong with that, just don't want to waste your time or ours.
E.Marquez is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 12:50 PM
  #6  
VTR virgin
Superstock
 
Cadbury64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 408
Cadbury64 is on a distinguished road
If the bike won't idle without the choke or throttle then I'd say either idle adjuster is turned all the way down, the slow speed jets are blocked, or the pilot screws might be fully shut. I'd certainly try the idle adjuster first, right side of bike up under the carbs accessible without any disassembly, a black ****. Screwing in (clockwise) opens the throttle plates and (should) increase the idle.
Cadbury64 is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:50 PM
  #7  
Moderator
MotoGP
 
Wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gettysburg, Pa
Posts: 4,479
Wolverine is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Vtrachan View Post
I also had a shop professionally clean the gas tank and the carbs. The bike is running now but poorly. It will die if i remove the choke or release the throttle.
Did said shop have the whole motorcycle? If so, they are responsible to produce a good running bike after a carb clean. Take it right back and have them fix their F-up.
Wolverine is offline  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:54 PM
  #8  
Moderator
MotoGP
 
Wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gettysburg, Pa
Posts: 4,479
Wolverine is on a distinguished road
And welcome Vtrachan. There's plenty of people here that will offer up all the help they can, free of charge. Ask away.
Wolverine is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
superchickencornermonster
General Discussion
20
03-11-2011 04:07 AM
biggdaddyroc
Classifieds
25
12-08-2010 01:47 PM
repsolracer22
Classifieds
18
12-07-2010 05:57 AM
compmoto
RANT!
1
02-10-2010 03:00 PM
jb
Group Rides
0
08-08-2004 12:47 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Need some help sorting running issues - Central Maryland


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:49 PM.


© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands