Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Western Illinois
Carb Sanity Check
Here's the situation...
The last time my '07 Rebel ran under it's own power was about five years ago and the engine would stumble and spit and sputter. I drained everything, treated with Seafoam and then nothing. The engine would turn over, I was getting spark, fuel was successfully getting into the float bowl, I installed a new battery and fuel lines and she would run on starter fluid but once that ran out, she wouldn't run.
It seemed she wasn't able to get the proper fuel/air from the carb. So, over the past four years I have rebuilt the carb three times and tried different things. The last time I soaked the entire carb in cleaner and sprayed out all the passageways but no luck. Same behavior.
Is there any additional magic anyone could think of before I just take the carb into the shop?
I am not a newbie and rebuilt the carb successfully back in 2011 but I am no expert so, yes, I could have missed something.