Very hard to start cold..
>Buddy of mine in Memphis (Don Hall -- (901) 357-6777) has a V65 Magna that
has spent the last five weeks in and out of >local Honda dealer with them
trying to get his choke to function properly. Bike very hard to start cold, but
runs fine once >warmed up.
>They SAY they've been *completely through* his carbs twice, are trying to
charge him $400, which includes replacing his >choke cable (which they broke
trying to get all four of his little choke-actuator-plungers moving – only one
was moving when >he first took it to them). The bike is still very hard to
start cold, especially if it sits undriven for a week. His gas is fresh, etc.
Up in the top of the carbs there is a tiny brass tube. This tube is surrounded
by the diaphragm and covered by the chrome top. This passage can easily have
blockage, because the hole through it is only .035" in diameter. If blocked,
the slides won't lift with the chock on, so the engine won't high idle while on
chock. When I do carb rebuilds, I ream out this passage, and make sure the two
fixed jets under the diaphragm are clear. This is often overlooked, and carb
cleaner won't clear them. They need to be reamed with a tiny jet ream drill.
Dave Dodge – DRP
AMA, SCRA, ProStar, NHRA
Interceptor Drag Bike (Parting Out)
Killer Vee III ('96 Magna Dragbike)