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  1. Carburator fuel tees leaking at orings

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Im totaly bumned gotta fuel leak at the tees between the two outside carbs. Dealer says even if you bring me the bank of carbs its going to cost around 500 bucks they're going to change every part in between all the carbs or not do the job. Is that really necessary bike runs flawlessly Is it...
  2. 1997 bird problems running advice much appreciated.

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    So I bought a 1997 blackbird had 56k on the speedometer. So first off it is a salvage titled bike so I've ran into all sorts of headaches so far. So starting off when I bought it, it did run but like crap cct and cam chain were bad and when I started taking apart the engine I noticed a couple...
  3. Engine won't run

    Introductions
    I bought my bird a few weeks ago. Haven't had the chance to ride it yet. I've spent the whole time trying to fix it. I've cleaned the carbs, drained the tank, added new gas (with seafoam), and changed the spark plugs. New gas and spark plugs have solved the backfire issue but now it won't run. I...
  4. Engine problems (big bird won't fly)

    Introductions
    Hello all. just baught my first blackbird. the story behind this bike is the previous owner let his 'friend' ride is and he took it into a guard rail. The bike is a little rough but still straight. so i baught it for cheap knowing what it is worth. The problem that i, having is the bike doesn't...
  5. HELP ME.... Bird is running rough up to around 3,000 rpm

    Introductions
    Hi Guys, my '98 Blackbird is driving me nuts. About two years ago, it started running on what sounded like two cylinders when I accelerated from stand still or low speed. Once I got over around 3,000 to 3,500 rpm, it ran sweet and continued to run well as long as I rode it hard. The fault only...
  6. Sitting Bird Won't Fly

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    I got a 1997 black blackbird that has been sitting for ??? months/years and leaks gas where the hoses go into the carbs bought new gaskets(o-rings)Part No. 584496 (218669-001) and hoses and will be cleaning out the carbs soon after if the problem consists. I have Changed the spark plugs and oil...
  7. My bird won't fly in headwind

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Hi you carb tuing specialists, i've been working hard to get my 98 Blackbird to perform, but in cruising speed, especially in strong headwind it looses power and chokes. Bought this 98 Blackbird that had been sitting since 2001 :eek: after a heavy tumble. I've been going through everything...
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