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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by thedude View Post
    Thanks again for all the help guys. Aside from measuring the float level I've done everything you have mentioned. The airfield and box looked ok, I blew it out with some compressed air just to be sure. I put the pilot screw back to factory recommendation as per my service manual and ran some fresh gas through it. It started up ok but kept stalling when I gave it throttle. I delicately adjusted the pilot screw by ear (don't have access to a tach), and it stopped stalling when I reved i, but was backfiring a littlet. Havn't had time to put everything back on (mount the tank and seats) but when I do I'll take her for a spin and let you guys know how it worked out. Thanks again for all the help.
    Just to be sure...
    You cleaned the little holes in the jets?
    Also, as spiider suggested, did you clean the screen on the petcock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anark View Post
    Drain the gas, drop the floatbowl (rebel 250 is a single?) off the carb and pull the jets out and give it a good cleaning. Sounds like a clogged main jet.

    Probably bad gas and particulate matter in the gastank.

    Allan
    Agree with this

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    Popping or backfiring at idle is probably a symptom of it being lean. If your airscrew is on the airbox side close it a bit.
    What you can do is warm up the bike, set it to a fast idle, and adjust the airscrew to the max rpm (by ear in your case).
    Once it is adjusted for max rpm...that's it for the airscrew.

    Also, it won't be the main jet...the main is responsible for 1/2-full throttle more than anything else.
    The pilot/slow jet is responsible for the idle to 1/4 throttle....then the needle from 1/4 to 1/2 or so...then the main take it to redline.
    (They all overlap a tad.)
    Last edited by Spiider; 05-03-2012 at 01:24 PM.

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    ^ +1

    See the video below, this guy explains carburetor operation and the adjustment process very well.

    How to adjust the jets on motorcycle carburetors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y836ZPjvoMI

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    On saturday my buddy topped up his R6 at a ghetto-looking gas station on the 118, just a few kms east of Haliburton. As soon as we got on the street his engine died with very similar symptoms as OP. Bike would idle (usually) but throttle was mostly unresponsive. Also sounded like it was knocking quite a bit. The station had regular gas on one side of the pump and diesel on the other so we thought diesel might've somehow been mixed in or the gasoline was just dirty.

    I ended up riding into town, borrowed a jerry can from a gas station that had 91 octane, popped into home hardware to grab a siphon hose and rode back... all the while spilling fuel out the vent hose of the jerry can down my back and butt crack lol. It stung but there was no cover for it. After swapping fuel the bike was fine.

    Is this most likely just old gasoline sitting in the pumps or would diesel have a similar effect?

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    Diesel would have similar affects on the bike but with more smoke and probably wouldn't at all.

    If you had to siphon it, you'd know diesel as soon as you smelled it or saw it. Diesel is more yellow than gas and is more oily and smells different and more strong of oil. Fresh gas is more clear and the smell is familiar to most people with bikes or cars.

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    Hey All,

    So after much cursing and throwing of tantrums, I eventually got the bike to go. Pulled the carb apart an cleaned it then put fresh gas in. Also adjusted the pilot screw, which seems to have solved the problem. Back on the road now.
    Thanks again for all the help and input everyone. Wouldn't have Ben able to do it without you guys.
    Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug, uh, regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.

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    Re: Bike will idle but won't accept any throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by SLaP View Post
    And remember... Have fun!
    Quote Originally Posted by thedude View Post
    So after much cursing and throwing of tantrums
    Looks like you had fun! :P Glad to hear you are back on the road!!

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