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Old 04-14-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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need some help

i have a 1999 honda f4 and its been sitting in a garage for about 1yr and a half. I turned it on it starts right up and i try to ride it however when i give it gas it cuts off or when im going about 10 mph it turns off. I know i need to get the carbs cleaned out and drain the old gas also maybe a new chain and sprocket. But anything else i should do to it to getting running just right? any info would help thx
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TBH there could be a slew of problems but I'm sure the carb and gas have alot if not everything to do with it.

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Your carbs are probably because of that old gas
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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anyone know how much carbs would cost? or could i just clean the carbs i have?
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anyone know how much carbs would cost? or could i just clean the carbs i have?
My standard answer...contact Motorcycles Unlimited
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ORR!!! Get a carb rebuild kit and get your hands dirty. I know plenty of folks who would sit you down and walk you through it.

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Old 04-14-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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ORR!!! Get a carb rebuild kit and get your hands dirty. I know plenty of folks who would sit you down and walk you through it.

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already call Motorcycles Unlimited about it i was just gonna let them do it but like Mr.D said i thinks its time for me to get my hands dirty and learn a few things.
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After redoing the spark plugs and the carb rebuild kit for all 4 carbs I think I spent about... 170 dollars.

Versus your average carb cleaning ranging from 300-600 depending on the shop and discounts incorperated into said cost.

Not taking money away from anyone but you would def. learn somethings about your bike and gives you a greater respect for your machine.
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After redoing the spark plugs and the carb rebuild kit for all 4 carbs I think I spent about... 170 dollars.

Versus your average carb cleaning ranging from 300-600 depending on the shop and discounts incorperated into said cost.

Not taking money away from anyone but you would def. learn somethings about your bike and gives you a greater respect for your machine.

yea i def want to learn to mechanical part of the bike instead of just enjoying the ride. thx for your help i know a couple of guys that might help me out. If not then ill just ask MH for some help
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yea i def want to learn to mechanical part of the bike instead of just enjoying the ride. thx for your help i know a couple of guys that might help me out. If not then ill just ask MH for some help
Oh and google is your friend.

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Might also want to consider adding an inline fuel filter (cheap-o clear 1 from AutoZone) for a little while after you replace the gas...just to catch any other debris that might have formed in the tank from sitting with bad gas for so long.
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