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About Hip001

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  • Birthday 04/24/1964

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    1982 Honda CB900F- Sold 1996 BMW R1100RT- Sold 1993 Yamaha Seca II 600- Sold 1985 Yamaha Maxim 700- Sold 1985 Honda Interceptor 700- Sold 1986 Kawasaki Ninja 1000R- Sold 2003 Victory Vegas- Sold 2004 Honda Shadow Aero- Sold 1989 Suzuki Katana 1100- Sold 2005 Suzuki GS500- Sold 2003 Suzuki Bandit 600- Sold 1996 Suzuki DR650 1997 Yamaha Vmax

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  1. I'm looking at a 1999 Roadstar 1600cc bike. Do you guys know if this is a good bike to own? 9k miles and real dirty. I'm sure it will take alot of cleaning to get it back to my satisafaction. Is the push rod motor ok for long term ownership? Thanks for any input you can offer! Hip
  2. Paul, Thank you for your reply! Looks like I got some work to do. Will look at these areas later this week. I did notice that both bikes had dry manifolds. Could this be the problem? Thanks! Hip
  3. Aunty, Thanks. I may have to do that even though I like to do most of the work myself. Thanks! Hip
  4. Thank you for taking the time to reading my problem. I have 2 Yamaha bikes right now both with the same problem. When I first start them they only run on 3 cylinders. Once it warms up or if I rev it high the 4th cylinder kicks in. And once hot it runs on all 4. I've went through both carbs with carb cleaner, carb wires(for making sure jets are not clogged) and compressed air for testing the jet passage ways. Both bikes had been sitting and the carbs were gunked up. Even replaced with new gas and some sea foam in it also. The Seca II has Mikuni carbs, not sure of the brand of the Maxim. The left cyl on the Seca is the one and the right cyl on the Maxim are the ones that start off cold. I've swapped the plugs, tested compression(with my thumb), and tested spark. Not sure what to try next. I've went through carbs before with good sucess but found it odd that I have two Yamaha's doing almost the same thing. I do not have a carb sync tool but would like to get one, any recomendations on this would be great too! Thank you for any advise you can give me here! Hip
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