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80 Yamaha XS 850 discussion forum:
RE: Bought It! but there are a few problems
|RE: Bought It! but there are a few problems|
|sagestwo said 2004-07-27 18:42|
Hi Gus - My 2cents - I find old gas can cause starting problems. I normally leave fuel switch on "ON" however if you run it out of gas, turn it to "PRIME" for easier start then back to "RUN".
As far as a tune-up, I would recommend buying a "Haynes" manual or similar. This way you can do your own tune-ups and also get to know your bike. As with any carb that sits, they almost certainly need cleaning. Here is where the manual comes in handy. I took mine apart and with a carb spray cleaner and a small wire they cleaned up excellent and I am by no means a mechanic. My bike is also a 1980 XS850 Special which I think means full fairing and bags.
Good Luck, Allan
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