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    Should my gas tank be hot to touch at idle???

    Hello all. I just got my 1995 running after purchasing it five months ago. The owner told me that he would just start it up every once in a while. I had it idling today and not only did the engine get very hot but also the gas tank. There is also a small backfire every so often at idle and then the bike eventually shuts off after running for about 5 mins. Is this typical at idle because its air cooled. What should be my next steps.

    I have done so far......
    !. Valves have been adjusted
    2. Oil change done with new filter/correct filter
    3. Air filter is clean - air box removed - hollow mod - converted to crankcase breather and pod filter
    4. Spark Arrestor was cleaned and replaced
    5. Header pipe is clear

    I have not checked the plug or cleaned the carb (previous owner claims to have done a rebuild) nor turned the air screw at the bottom of the carb as of yet. Thought I would chime in here first.

    Thanks
    Last edited by iamclosetgeek; 06-04-2014 at 08:47 PM.

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    Excessive heat is a good indication the bike is running lean. I had the same problem with my brother's TW. In about a month's time of sitting the gas had gone bad and corroded/plugged the jets, and even the new needle valve he had installed not long before. I would recommend cleaning the carburetor. There's some good carb info in the Technical Write-Ups section of the Technical Help forum.
    Last edited by B-dub; 06-04-2014 at 08:46 PM.
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    Hmmmm could this be the problem. Thanks for the feedback B-dub
    Last edited by iamclosetgeek; 06-04-2014 at 09:06 PM.

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