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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 650 H1 (carbureted). If i start it every day or two its fine. If it sits for a week or more i have to crank the engine intermittently for 5 to 10 minutes to get it going. I'm about ready to burn out the starter. This problem has been there since new which was about 8 months ago. Doesn't matter hot / cold / wet weather.
It almost seems like its loosing its prime--does anybody have any ideas?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 09:46 PM
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Couple of things come to mind. Maybe the fuel is evaporating out of the float bowl for some reason? I don't know but have seen this before with a very minute leaking float bowl. Any wetness around the carb? Gas smell?

Next Idea is it is getting too much fuel while starting? Have you tried to hold it wide open till it fires? If so does this seem to help it start easier?



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Don't know if it will help or not but have you tried pressing the gas pedal a few times before trying to start it? I used to have to turn mine over several times before it would start too. But when i started pumping the gas pedal 4 or 5 times before starting it, now it seems to start a lot better. Mine is an 07 carbed prowler.

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I have tried that to no avail--thanks!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'll check, but i dont smell any gas.
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I'll check, but i dont smell any gas.
Pull the engine cover and pump the primer lever. Mine takes a few trries after sitting awhile but not 10minutes.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Primer lever is located on carb?

I wonder if some kind of one way check valve would work in the fuel line so the gas wouldn't drain back down?
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not real famillar with your machine but this is how i would check it .
1. do you have spark
2. do you have compesion (decompesor may have stuck open ...if equiped with one)
3. pull off fuel line at carb see if there is fuel getting to the carb. if not check to see if you have plugged lines. if there clear then i would look at my fuel pump (borrow a buddies to to try if you can may save you some $ )
4. take carb off and clean it well if this has not been done for a while then this may be a good place to start anyways. make sure all jets and ports are free of debris and that the needle and seat are working properly and the choke is working and its ports are clear .
if these steps dont help you may have a timing problem but start with the basics ...good luck
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It is a accelerator pump on the carb that AC does not use that he is talking about. Why they don't use it I am not sure but I wished they would.
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Primer lever is located on carb?

I wonder if some kind of one way check valve would work in the fuel line so the gas wouldn't drain back down?


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If mine sits for a day or so it had to be turned over some but not 5-10 mins. Interesting problem, keep us posted please.



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