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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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thank you for the tips Michael... i was able to download the honda factory manual and the owners manual and have been using them to work through my kinks... i will check out the clymer one you listed though cause those manuals tend to give you the human perspective on the vehicle.

she's running cooler and better every time i drive her but idle is still sketchy. better when warmed up but much still to do. exhaust chamber has a hole in it and like i mentioned i am jumping the fuel pump as the voltage from the ECU is not reliable... hopeful to figure this all out soon and have her give me confidence when i take her out she will get me all the way home
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 07:08 PM
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Sea Foam -

Hey Ark - Although there are many "snake oil" fuel additives on the market advertised to magically repair faulty carburetors and even rechrome your damaged crash bars with only one application - there IS one that actually does work.

It's call Sea Foam and in many cases after adding this cleaner to a couple of gallons of fuel, it has shown to produce a marked improvement in how a GW runs. Most owners whose bike has been set up over the winter swears by this stuff - but usually neglect to mention any noticeable ability to rechrome anything.

You might try a couple of doses -

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Hey Ark - Although there are many "snake oil" fuel additives on the market advertised to magically repair faulty carburetors and even rechrome your damaged crash bars with only one application - there IS one that actually does work.

It's call Sea Foam and in many cases after adding this cleaner to a couple of gallons of fuel, it has shown to produce a marked improvement in how a GW runs. Most owners whose bike has been set up over the winter swears by this stuff - but usually neglect to mention any noticeable ability to rechrome anything. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

You might try a couple of doses -

Good Luck, Michael
I will second the sea foam, my 99 ran like crap when I got it, had to choke it just to start it and let it warm up. Still use sea foam on a regular basis. It may take a couple of tanks of fuel to get the the results you want. I use a half can per tank, for best results run the bike till your tank is low pour in the additive and tun the bike for a bit to get it into the carbs. I let mine sit for a day or so starting it and letting it run for 5 or 10 minutes then ran a tank of super in it. Now it starts without the choke minimal warm up for good idle.
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i feel confident enough now with her that i have taken her to work these last couple days. i ran the tank low enough to put 3.6 gals in and added a fuel system cleaner from Lucas oil and an octane boost. i have used seafoam in the past but maybe just didn't see it on the shelf amongst all the other products when i grabbed the Lucas. I will pick up the seafoam next time though and run it regularly. after the few initial starts where she ran real rough she kicks right over now but can still idle a little inconsistently. and seems to skip a little. i wonder about the exhaust leak making it hard to tell. there is not much season left up here obviously so i want to get as much fuel and cleaners through her before the snow flies.

one question i do have and maybe should post on another thread ... does the ECU control idle and if the fuel pump signal is "iffy" where is the recomended place to buy new? or would you buy "used". and are there upgrades???
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I added the "dex cool" GM antifreeze stuff i had cause it said it was safe for aluminum blocks and rads... and she is now operating as described by all of you so thank you all very much.

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If this is the orange coolant, it is not compatible with the green that Honda uses. The different colors are not to be mixed. It says it right on the jug. If you want to run this type of coolant, then you need to flush out all the old coolant and use only the Dex Cool.

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thanks for the coolant tip. i thought i read the jug pretty closely... damn...
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There is a possibility the that the kill switch is bad or has loose wires. When you jump the fuel pump, you also back-feed the ECU.
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