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Looking for Mechanic or help in/near Maryland

Discussion in 'Eastern US and Canada' started by nocturnals4, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. nocturnals4

    nocturnals4 New Member

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    Name:Jeremy
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    Location: Baltimore
    Wants: To have some one get my 81 XJ650 running for me.

    I got the bike for free and got it running but could never get it to idle. After a couple times of stalling out on the road I parked it. The tank has some surface rust that I think needs to be coated (I bought a "Kreem" coating kit)
    The bike needs some cosmetic love but I want to get it running right first before It gets further fixed up. Suggestions? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Wrench26

    Wrench26 Member

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    I'm live down in DC. Could poss help you out I have a 82. Don't know when but send me a PM. But the main prob sounds like it the idle jet clogged. The prob need to be removed and the bowled taken off and sprayed out.
     
  3. iwingameover

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    Probably need carbs cleaned and synced and valves checked. In addition to the tank. Some surface rust won't keep it from running. I've got tools and space if the bike is mobile. Or I can bring what we need to you.

    I'm in Essex. Let me know. I got 4 of them running last year for other members.
     
  4. shangovi

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    yup - I wz one of the 4 and once you know how to do the carbs you'll be surprised how easy it is JUST DO EACH STEP WITH CARE!!!
     
  5. OldSchoolOtter

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    nocturnals4, Did you guys ever get your bike running? iwin taught me a lot about servicing my 550 Seca last year. I'm just about to attempt to start her up for the first time this season tomorrow...we'll see how it works out.

    If you get her going, we should get some rides together soon.

    -Otter
     
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    you ever get it going?
     
  7. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    LOL, don't you hate that crap......someone comes on asking for help, everyone pitches in to offer their time...and the original poster vanishes....ah well, isn't the first time, won't be the last.

    jeff
     
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    I just joined and I'm enjoying this site. I don't plan on disappearing anytime soon. I just have to learn how and where to go to return to whereever I was when I got turned around. I haven't found a compass, and it's too cloudy to find the angle of the sun. goodluck to the individual that started this post. Enjoy the rides this summer.
     

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