• Yamaha Radian -- Won't keep running

    From gdotmarsh@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 4 19:54:36 2015
    Reviving a 15 year old thread just to tell you people how much I love you (and leave confirmation for anyone else who stumbles across it).

    I've got a '90 Radian that I have spent *forever* trying to diagnose and checked fuel, spark, air, electrical, valve clearance, jets, *everything* trying to figure out.

    I knew that I had a leaky carb, but I couldn't figure out how that would cause the issue. I rebuilt the carb with new float needles and verified float height and still had the issue.

    Upon reading your reply, Mark, I initially called shenanigans and figured it was a keyboard hero making stuff up, but I knew I hadn't changed the oil lately and it did smell of gasoline, so I went outside and after trying everything else, disconnected
    the crankcase vent and *voila*, problem solved. I can hardly believe it.

    So I'll give it an oil change tomorrow now that the leaking issue is solved and make sure that was the issue.

    I've spent a lot of time around Jeeps and motorcycles and have *never* heard of such a thing before, but you saved my bacon, so thank you thank you thank you!!!!!


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