Can’t get this thing to run, not sure about text steps
Been awhile since I’ve gotten to take a crack at getting the bike running(‘86 VT500C), and looking for some help. Here’s where I’m at...
Carbs rebuilt, new plugs, oil, choke cable, battery, air filter Fuel valve was leaking, replaced petcock and fuel valve Spark tested successfully
Now - it seems that if the choke is open and I open the throttle up, sometimes I can get it started and keep it running if I keep the throttle open at 5-6kRPM. If I let off the throttle it sputters out and will definitely not start at all using just the choke.
I think next I’m going to try removing the tank and hook up a fuel line so I can get at the carbs while trying to start it, but not sure where to go from here. The fact that I have to have the throttle open so much and even then it will only start sometimes - is it running way too lean or not getting enough air somehow? And one last mystery - the last time I turned it over while working on it yesterday- heard a ‘splat’ noise and there was a small puddle of gas under the bike, sounds like the bike spat the fuel onto the floor - but couldn’t tell where it came from - the fuel lines going into the carbs were dry.
Learning a lot on this project, but looking for help on where to go next. I’ll have time to go back at it this weekend. Any advice greatly appreciated!