Hello internet friends!
Alrighty so I'm trying to get my mum's GT200 up and running, it's probably been sitting around for 6+ months unused (she's promising to actually start riding again). What I've done so far:
1. Drained fuel
2. Flushed and refilled coolant
3. Cleaned the carby, checked the main, idle and choke jets all seem clear and can get carb cleaner and wires through no problem. The float seems right, accelerator pump appears to be working and the slide is free.
Now after putting everything back together the engine turns over but won't start. There appears to be spark as it will run on starter fluid down the manifold but as soon as I stop the spray the engine cuts out. If I try the throttle with the starter fluid it sounds like the engine is getting starved.
Now two things might be contributing to this, the fuel intake on the carby might be clogged if I spray cleaner into there it doesn't seem to flow through to the needle.
Is there a way to check that fuel can actually get into the carburetor or to clean that line?
And secondly I was under the impression that the fuel line should be under vacuum and wouldn't leak when I disconnected the carburetor but I managed to drain the entire tank with the carby removed. I'm thinking this might indicate a problem with the vacuum lines.
Any advice would be appreciated.