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razorbold

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Hello
Just picked up my 1995 vfr750, wanted to say hi and ask if anyone could recommend a garage local to me to setup the carbs?
The guy I bought it from, had let is stand for more than 2 years and had just added a black widow silencer to it, it's not running very well now.
I'm near Aylesbury, Bucks.
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Pete/48

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Hi razorbold and welcome,
Once you get your bike running right, I'm sure you will then realise what a good choice you have made, I've got one like yours myself and I reckon they really are the bee's knees,

A bit more info on your running problem would have be helpful, but hey-ho we'll go with what we have got,
You say that its been standing for more two years, with that in mind you could well be right with thinking the problem is with the carbs, possibly caused by jets being all gummed up by now,

But if it were mine there's a few other things I would be checking first before throwing money at getting the carbs removed and cleaned,

Firstly drain and dispose of any old fuel from the tank, then replace that with some nice new high octane stuff, Try running some of this through it for a while and see what happens, if this doesn't work straight away, then just let this new fuel soak in the carbs for a few days,and if your lucky it just may dissolve some of the crap, then give it another go,

If that doesn't work next thing to do is remove the tank, and check the air cleaner, make sure that there is nothing untoward with this, perhaps dirty or falling apart by now, therefore restricting air flow into carbs, (In the past when a bike has been laid up over winter, some VFR owners have even found mice nest's within the air box so have a good look around,

And then while the tank is off, now would be a good time to fit a new set of plugs, at least you could then dismiss these from the list,

If all the above fails, well perhaps now would be the time to remove the carbs and get them cleaned,

Then keep your fingers crossed, because after that you are now getting closer to more serious problems, such as perhaps burnt out valves etc, possibly caused from poor valve servicing in the past,

Keep us in touch with your findings, and if and when you need any more help, just shout up, there's many member's on here who know much more than me, and most are always ready to help when needed,,

Anyway good luck with it all, and hopefully it proves to be something simple and cheap,
 

razorbold

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Hi razorbold and welcome,
Once you get your bike running right, I'm sure you will then realise what a good choice you have made, I've got one like yours myself and I reckon they really are the bee's knees,

A bit more info on your running problem would have be helpful, but hey-ho we'll go with what we have got,
You say that its been standing for more two years, with that in mind you could well be right with thinking the problem is with the carbs, possibly caused by jets being all gummed up by now,

But if it were mine there's a few other things I would be checking first before throwing money at getting the carbs removed and cleaned,

Firstly drain and dispose of any old fuel from the tank, then replace that with some nice new high octane stuff, Try running some of this through it for a while and see what happens, if this doesn't work straight away, then just let this new fuel soak in the carbs for a few days,and if your lucky it just may dissolve some of the crap, then give it another go,

If that doesn't work next thing to do is remove the tank, and check the air cleaner, make sure that there is nothing untoward with this, perhaps dirty or falling apart by now, therefore restricting air flow into carbs, (In the past when a bike has been laid up over winter, some VFR owners have even found mice nest's within the air box so have a good look around,

And then while the tank is off, now would be a good time to fit a new set of plugs, at least you could then dismiss these from the list,

If all the above fails, well perhaps now would be the time to remove the carbs and get them cleaned,

Then keep your fingers crossed, because after that you are now getting closer to more serious problems, such as perhaps burnt out valves etc, possibly caused from poor valve servicing in the past,

Keep us in touch with your findings, and if and when you need any more help, just shout up, there's many member's on here who know much more than me, and most are always ready to help when needed,,

Anyway good luck with it all, and hopefully it proves to be something simple and cheap,
Thanks for the advice Pete, will try the fuel change first and let you know.
 

Pete/48

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Pleased your all sorted Razorbold,
At least it was cheap and simple,
Just goes to prove its always best to eliminate the simple things first, before jumping in at the deep end,
So hopefully you can now go and enjoy your new purchase ;)
 
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