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Old 06-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Bike running bad....

After letting my 96 Shadow 600 sit for 3-4 weeks it's been running like the choke is stuck or something. It doesn't really like to idle until the engine is warm (and then it still dies sometimes) and it has no bottom end torque. Once you get to the higher RPM's it has plenty of power, almost like hitting the power band on a two stroke bike.

I did just fill up the tank before letting it sit so I'm trying to burn the gas out of it and try fresh gas before I take it somewhere.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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After letting my 96 Shadow 600 sit for 3-4 weeks it's been running like the choke is stuck or something. It doesn't really like to idle until the engine is warm (and then it still dies sometimes) and it has no bottom end torque. Once you get to the higher RPM's it has plenty of power, almost like hitting the power band on a two stroke bike.

I did just fill up the tank before letting it sit so I'm trying to burn the gas out of it and try fresh gas before I take it somewhere.

Any ideas?
could be the choke stuck or could be the jets clogged, let me know if u need help.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking. Is there any way to check/fix this without taking everything apart? I don't have access to a garage anymore so I might be making my first trip up to Motorcycles Unlimited if this doesn't stop soon.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking. Is there any way to check/fix this without taking everything apart? I don't have access to a garage anymore so I might be making my first trip up to Motorcycles Unlimited if this doesn't stop soon.
Not really have to take a few things apart to check, if u havent done it before, suggest expert help, Patrick is great or I can help have a shop also. good luck, Tim
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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I'm thinking a jet issue. I have not messed with carbs in a long time though so I cannot give any real advice. Weird after only three weeks, the 3 week rest may not be relevant.
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After letting my 96 Shadow 600 sit for 3-4 weeks it's been running like the choke is stuck or something. It doesn't really like to idle until the engine is warm (and then it still dies sometimes) and it has no bottom end torque. Once you get to the higher RPM's it has plenty of power, almost like hitting the power band on a two stroke bike.

I did just fill up the tank before letting it sit so I'm trying to burn the gas out of it and try fresh gas before I take it somewhere.

Any ideas?

My 750 magna used to do that when the jets got all junked up..
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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put in a little sea foam and ride it out.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:11 PM   #8
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Luckily on the way home the bike started running fine! I took off from a light on Memorial and thought 'wow, that seemed smooth...' Then at the next light, sure enough it was running good as new! Well, good as an 11 year old bike runs! Actually, it runs really strong.
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