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Generalcuz
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Finally having a bit of time away from cycling to enjoy the orange cyclone I picked up earlier this summer. Getting colder here in Denver but still some nice days remain.

I am still getting used to this bike, coming off my CR. My question is this, since I have flooded it out twice today. What is the technique to starting it? I turned the gas on, pulled the choke 3/4 out, then hit the start button. It flooded so I came back home on my lunch break and barely cracked choke. It started but died again after a few moments. I could not get it started again. Any input welcome.
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Robertl
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure I've ever flooded mine but I'll try to help out.

Has it sat up any? Cleaned the carb?

My M2 always requires the full choke if it is cold. Warm, sometimes 1/4 to 1/2 choke. Hot, no choke.
Slight elevation difference though since I'm at 30-50 ft. : )

I recently changed the intake seals because they appeared to be leaking from the spray test.
I cleaned the carb and jets (idle jet was definitely partially clogged).
I've gotten pretty good at cleaning the carb without removing the throttle cables over the past few years.
Starts and idles even easier now.

Mines always been a little temperamental but I think that was partially b/c of the intake seals and the fact that it often sits up for a few months at a time. The jets are large enough to be more forgiving than a small engine but still get clogged or build up from the fuel additives. Stabil helps but doesn't cure all.
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Lakes
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What carb?
I have Andrews N6 cam's Wood rebel 43.5 carb D&D pipe Dyna 2000 adjustable ignition thunderstorm heads matching stock Pistons decked bottom of barrels to get 40thou swish starts quick n easy every time
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Jim2
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I sounds like you need a carb inspection/clean/rebuild. You can buy the rebuild kit from American Sport Bike . You should replace the intake seals and the carb to intake seal(the one that couples the carb to the intake manifold).
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Generalcuz
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks everyone. I got it running and rode all weekend. I am going to take it into NHRS for a little overhaul this coming winter. Love the bike and babying it for sure. Definitely has some personality.

I am inclined to think it sat a lot before I bought it. Heck, it only had 3700 miles on it when I purchased it in August.
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Jayvee
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Since you didn't say what you did, if you didn't already, might be good idea to get a set of carb seals next time its convenient. They all go bad over time. Easier if you have them on hand.
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Bluzm2
Posted on Monday, November 02, 2015 - 09:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Kris,
Where did you M2 come from? Was it "Denver" bike and tuned for that altitude? When I had mine up there from MN I had starting issues in Denver and Breckenridge. All I did was give the throttle a couple of twists and hit the starter. I was jetted way too fat for the altitude. I dropped the main but not the pilot.

Brad
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