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I need help. bike cuts out just past idle. I just changed the throttle cable

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pokerchief29, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. pokerchief29

    pokerchief29 XS650 Member

    My bike stopped running on the right cylinder last week. It would start and idle but if i tried to drive it it would just run on left cylinder. Twisting the throttle i only heard the slide on the left side so i took the right side off and sure enough the lil nub thing on the bottom had fell off and it was totally disconnected. Luckily i had another cable and i just changed that today. Im not sure how to really sync carbs i eyeballed it and it starts great now seems to idle fine but once i get moving it spudders on the same cylinder. Then once i slow down it dont wanna idle again till i start it back up. I got my air screw at one turn out. TBH i hate asking questions on here because i only ask when i need something. I did search everywhere for a little guidance but i dont even know where to start. i got a 78
     
  2. pokerchief29

    pokerchief29 XS650 Member

    i watched a youtube video that said first and most common problem is the pilot jets they are first to clog because they have the smallest openeng? But i dont even know where it is or how to clean it.
     
  3. pokerchief29

    pokerchief29 XS650 Member

    i appreciate the help! thanks!
     
  4. pokerchief29

    pokerchief29 XS650 Member

    that was sarcasm am i posting in the wrong forum?
     
  5. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Heyde!.
    My first worry is where did the little throttle cable blob go? :yikes:
    Then we need to see a pic or tell us what carbs you got.
    Then google or youtube motorcycle carb synch and figger out the how to. Get em synched either on your own, or find a local that will do it and instruct HOW to do it.
     
  6. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    A suggestion; if it was running good before the cable broke Do NOT start chasing other "might be" problems. Cuz without experience it's too easy to create new problems, making troubleshooting very difficult.
     
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