More research on the streets...If I roll the throttle anything but nice & easy, bike balks, and smells like unburned gas. Ease off, response returns and smell is gone. And, I'm now realizing that this is a safety issue, especially 2up. Last thing I want is to need to move fast and stall.
Since I'm not equipped to handle it I took it up to the shop for a diagnostic ($65. if I decide not to fix it there). Estimate to disassemble/clean, & synch carbs $215 plus parts. Now that's kind of big money for me, but realistically, I'll be lucky if they take the money, and do it right. If I add $300 to the purchase price I still would have bought the bike.
I sold my old 1972 cb500Four today, and my missing dog was found after 6weeks 4days, so the signs look good....
1997 Shadow 1100 Ace
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