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PostAuthor: dukeaholic » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:00 pm

Hi, my 84 1000 all of a sudden started to backfire in the front cylinder when reving but the rear cylinder is working fine. i thought maybe the plug was gone but i put both new begining of this past summer. i replaced the front one anyway to see if it would fix it but it didnt. i then drained the the carbs but now the front cylinder isnt firing at all now.

what could my issue be? Thanks for any input.

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Re: one cylinder backfiring

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:17 pm

Was it backfiring thru the exhaust or the carb? If it was the exhaust, it is getting too much fuel and the raw fuel is igniting in the exhaust due to the heat. If its backfiring thru the carb, it is running too lean. Could have been a stuck float.
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Re: one cylinder backfiring

PostAuthor: dukeaholic » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:28 am

it backfires out the exhaust when I try to review it but I can also hear it in the carb at idle.

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Re: one cylinder backfiring

PostAuthor: mark75 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 pm

check your vac lines are still soft - not cracked, also the carb manifolds. [some have o-ring seal that splits]

and as always make sure the battery is fully charged.
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Re: one cylinder backfiring

PostAuthor: dukeaholic » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Thanks, i will check out a few of the things u guys listed on the weekend. not god at checking carbs tho. lol a friend of mine suggested that the carb may be the issue but i did notice a rubber hose conecting to the coil cover all cracked.

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