12th Dec 2012, 21:44
I also have to run full choke and 6 turns in on the throttle adjustment, and hold the damn throttle for over 10 minutes until it will even idle when I let go. Then I have to chase the throttle adjustment back to a setting that is hard to find. Never had any problems like this with my old Honda. Was told the winter fuel treatment needs to be run out. Fresh fuel never works. Over 2000 miles now, and always the same...
14th Apr 2013, 19:44
I love the looks of this bike. But, I didn't buy it to look at. I have had my 2007 carbs reworked twice. Still chasing it. Did anyone find a solution yet? I also have to run ethanol.. I just had to put out $1400 to get my Sea-Doo reworked because of fuel lines decaying from ethanol. I hate to think the future holds better designs when this is going on, and nobody can solve it.
3rd Sep 2014, 16:16
Yes, the problem is the gasoline, not the carburetor design. I have worked in the auto parts business for 15 years and can tell you, automobiles are the only engines that don't have a major problem. Lawn mowers, tractors, scooters, boats, motorcycles all have a problem with ethanol. Ethanol gums up quickly when it lays in small areas such as the jets in a small carb. It is highly recommended to only use ethanol free gas in these items. Ethanol free gas is not available everywhere. If you cannot use that, you should be using an ethanol treatment to prevent gumming.