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  1. #1
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    Bike not starting!

    Hey y’all,
    i made some changes to my 2000 Suzuki vl1500 Intruder, K&N air, gman fuel filter and the gman stage 3.5 carb upgrade. Sweet right, problem is bike won’t start and acts like it’s not getting fuel. Ran before I did all this now hmmmm Maybe should’ve left it alone lol Any suggestions would help lots, thx!

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  3. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayw3 View Post
    Maybe should’ve left it alone
    Maybe.
    Most carbs have a drain in the bottom of the bowl.
    Have you opened that screw to see if any gas comes out ??

    Assuming it has a PRIme setting on the petcock, have you set it there for the carb to fill up ??
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  4. #3
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    It has a fuel pump, did not consider the bowl drains and was also told to check the float needles. Let you know what happens thx bud

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  6. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayw3 View Post
    It has a fuel pump, did not consider the bowl drains
    IF.....you open the bowl drains and turn on the ignition, that will test the fuel pump AND the needle valves at the same time.......sort of.
    Of course, if no gas comes out you still need to figure out why.

    Are we SURE that there is enough gas in the tank ?
    And are you using full choke and NOT opening the throttle ??
    Don't believe everything that you think.


 

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