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post #11 of 19 Old 02-07-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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If it happens again, I would pull the carb and clean it. People let old gas sit in carbs for months and even years, then claim carbs are unreliable. If kept clean, which isn't that hard, they are completely reliable. But you never know how a previous owner treated a used bike.

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-07-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I am on a path of replacing or or doing maintenance on one or two things a month, I’ll end up spending more in parts than the bike is actually worth, but it’ll be right and look good.
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Yes, I am on a path of replacing or or doing maintenance on one or two things a month, Iíll end up spending more in parts than the bike is actually worth, but itíll be right and look good.
Q: how is a motorcycle like a boat?
A: see above quote!

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Must be to early I don’t get what you mean, I’m either replacing or fixing things that have been in use to long without maintenance.
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I think the joke was that a boat is a hole in the water that you shovel money into.... something like an old motorcycle.

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Yea? Well if I could afford to ride a new one of the showroom floor I’d probably still be in the garage making this one run, just feels good.
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This might help...


What does B.O.A.T. stand for? Bust Out Another Thousand.
What is the definition of a boat? a hole in the water you throw money into.
The cheapest part of owning a boat is the day you purchase it... then it starts to get expensive.
If you ask "how much does it cost to run?" you can't afford it.
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What are the 2 happiest days in a boat owner's life..... The day he bought it, and the day he sold it.

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post #19 of 19 Old 02-08-2019, 09:32 PM
 
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To me it sounds like you have water in the gas tank. Fuel pickup is on the after part of the tank and when you went uphill on the overpass all the water went into the carb.

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