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Old 04-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
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(Katy/Richmond) Anyone that can help me get my bike running?

My bike used to run great, but it sat a for a real long time and now I can't get it running. I cleaned the carbs out and sprayed the jets with an air compressor, I'm assuming they are cleaned well enough now. I replaced the gas in the tank and it still has trouble running. It will try and start, sometimes it will start, then die pretty quickly. I did get it running well enough the other day to where I could drive it around, then it died again and not running. Does anyone have the tool and want to help me sync the carbs or whatever else it takes? Or just come give it a listen and give an opinion. It's a 93 Honda CBR F2.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Almost sounds similar to what was going on with my F3...

Have you checked your fuel pump or hoses, make sure they dont have holes?

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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Yeah I didn't notice any problems with them. The bike sat for over a year without being ran.
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Almost sounds similar to what was going on with my F3...

Have you checked your fuel pump or hoses, make sure they dont have holes?

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F2's dont have fuel pumps.

take out the carbs and clean everything. remove the needles/jets/slide and clean it really well. make sure u can see thru the jets. make sure the idle adjustment is backed out all the way out too. i just fixed a 93 F2 up for a customer. it has been sitting for about 5 years or so. it runs great now.
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I didn't remove the jets....I just sprayed the cleaner into them and then blew them out w/ the compressor. Will taking them out and cleaning them do anything diff? If I do take them out...do I just screw them straight back in? I've never messed w/ jets and don't want to mess them up
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sounds like you need to disassemble and flush everything....still have some trash in the carbs I think.
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F2's dont have fuel pumps.

take out the carbs and clean everything. remove the needles/jets/slide and clean it really well. make sure u can see thru the jets. make sure the idle adjustment is backed out all the way out too. i just fixed a 93 F2 up for a customer. it has been sitting for about 5 years or so. it runs great now.
My bad....didn't...not really too mechanically inclined....just sounded similar to what happened to mine...
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Your pilot passages in the carbs are still dirty.
To properly clean carbs they need to be fully disassembled and typically soaked in a carb cleaning solution.
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Guess I'll give it another go around tomorrow. I read that simple green is good to soak it all in, then spray off again with carb cleaner? And just to make sure, I know there's 3 diff size jets, but they aren't specific to each carb they are at right? Like it's okay if they get mixed up. I appreciate all of you guys help.
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Soak the entire bank in pine sol, someone had a writeup about it a while back
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You guys win. I took the jets out, soaked, sprayed w/ the air compressor, still couldn't see through all of them, and did it a couple more times. Now it's running great. Just need inspection and registration since it all expired in Oct, 2007 lol.

Thanks a lot for all of your help!
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You guys win. I took the jets out, soaked, sprayed w/ the air compressor, still couldn't see through all of them, and did it a couple more times. Now it's running great. Just need inspection and registration since it all expired in Oct, 2007 lol.

Thanks a lot for all of your help!
a tip to clean jets is take electrical wire, strip the wire and use 1-3 strands of copper to clean the jets.
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Did you get carbs sync'ed?

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a tip to clean jets is take electrical wire, strip the wire and use 1-3 strands of copper to clean the jets.
Thanks for the tip. I did not sync the carbs. I'm sure it could use it most likely, but the bike is running perfect now as far as I can tell. Starts right up everytime, usually w/ out even using the choke
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