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I have a 03 Buell blast and just cleaned the carb it starts

Customer Question

I have a 03 Buell blast and just cleaned the carb it starts and idles great now bit dots when I give it any gas cold it be the flat l float or a pressure loss issue?
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: It starts better now and I don't think it's consuming more gas I haven't been able to ride it yet
JA: What is the model of your '03 motorcycle?
Customer: Buell blast
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I've just cleaned the carb and replaced the boot
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that's it thank you!!!
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Louie replied 7 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • check spark plug burn color for possible lean mix;
  • ensure air box + filter + cover (latch) + seal correctly fitted with no possibility of an air leak;
  • drain float bowl to determine fuel quantity/quality;
  • verify correct / ease of slide movement of vacuum piston and jet needle