I filled it up quarter tank I was hoping to not have to take the carbs apart but just wishful thinking I guess! Hopefully they just need cleanedIf you are lucky you didn't put much gas in and it is running out. If not probably some dirt in one of the carbs moved. I think I mentioned not to be surprised if you needed to clean them....
Does that mean these bikes weren’t originally equipped with in-line fuel filters? Mine already had a bronze element filter in-line between the petcock and carbs when I bought it, and I didn’t think anything of it.I would check the condition of the petcock's filter and replacing it if needed. Inline filters often cause problems of their own.....
This is the last step I have to get it running correctly and she should be ready for its first ride I just have to buy the o ring at the parts store and pull all back togetherSounds like you got lucky. If it was me I think I might plan to add some carb cleaner to the first tank or 2 of gas and expect to eventually need to replace the rubber parts in the carbs but fir now I'd move on to whatever else the bike needs.
When it was running it sounded to me everything was perfect so I didn’t want to open up the motor and the tires are new brakes are goodHow are the brakes working? Did you ever change the tires? Have you adjusted the valve clearances and set the camchain tensioner adjuster? I'd want to deal with those things before playing in traffic.....
The o-ring size can be found in the parts drawings on your favourite Honda dealer's website. Note that most places list metric o-rings by Outside Diameter and cross section but Honda specifies the Inside Diameter and the cross section.
Reminds me of that line from an old song "The brakes are good, tires fair" ;-)
Do you mean you put new tires on or that they were new 5 years ago?
Checking the valve clearances and setting the camchain tensioner adjuster is routine maintenance that I would do before I test drove. It only involves un-screwing the timing mark inspection port cover and the cover for using a wrench to turn the crankshaft and removing the valve covers (not exactly "opening up the motor").
BTW: When are we going to see some pics of the whole bike?