Originally Posted by Camlee98
Ok so a bit of good news today. I was going to do some meter readings on the stator. I found a sheet from the previous owners that has the electric schematics. So I found the stator connector and it was covered in oil. This is the white connector located under the oil tank. I pulled it apart and cleaned it inside and out with carb cleaner. Let it dry and added dielectric grease. I then tested for spark again and presto I've got spark!! I've had the gas shut off while I was testing and could not get it to start. I does fire right up if I put carb cleaner in the spark plug holes. So now I just have to get the gas back to the carbs. If I can't I'll pull the carbs off again and clean them and check the gas lines. How many pulls with full choke do you think it should take if I've had the gas? off?
That's very encouraging news at a minimum.
Choke doesn't really have any bearing on filling the bowls - it's all about getting the motor turning to run the pump - that's what fills them. The choke only determines whether or not -additional- fuel will be drawn from the carbs, but they have to have fuel in them in the first place.
If you have a syringe, you could pull the fuel line off of each carb, draw up some gas into the syringe, and then squirt it into the carb through the fuel line nipple. Do this to each one, replace the fuel lines, and you should be up and running more quickly.
Squirt a little oil directly into the plug holes before you start (not too much) to help keep the cylinders sliding smooth while you're pulling it over.