So much confusion... cant tell whats going on with my bike...
Okay, so it hasnt been winterized as of yet, but it hasnt sat longer than a week with out a startup and run for 20 min... i just cant seem to leave it alone. Not mad at that at all...
2002 Vstar Classic 650 cobra slash slip ons
So went to start it and its always had starting issues, but after reading some stuff on 650CCD and the 1100 wiki base, i figured i would try some things and see if any worked.
I tried to start with choke normally and couldn't get it to fire. Not unusual. So i sit there and switch back and forth from choke to no choke and no change. I open the filter cover and take the filter out and put my gloved hand over intake hole. Choke on and it Fires. I pretty much completely blocked the intake and could feel it sucking my hand. only runs for about 6 seconds, but not bad. At this point i can start to smell gas... alot of it. Smells very rich. I play a bit more and as long as the choke is on and my hand is covering the hole, it runs.
I put the filter back on, and used a couple paper towels to block the intake hole by the filter, i use my leg to hold the bowl on and it runs with choke on. Push the choke in and dies. Runs with choke out and blocking up the intake. After its was running for a few, i tried to take out the paper towel from the intake (side hole, not the main one) and just use the filter like normal... bowl on and choke on... fires but only runs for about 2 seconds before it dies.
Ive read conflicting info on rich/lean... someone set me straight. I am prepared to go into the carbs again, but wondering if i need to change jets... My garage smells of gas... bad.
Edit: Carb PMS are at 2.5, checked it last week after having a hell of time getting it going.