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    Default Motorcycle Mechanic

    I am looking for a mechanic that has experience working on the larger type motorcycles. Mine is a 800 cc Suzuki. Most of these mechanics have never even been near one of these and I can see the cunfuson in their eyes when I tell them what I want. I am in Santiago.

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    Perhaps you could ask other owners of larger Suzukis, or try the stores selling parts for recommendations. That is how I once found a decent Renault mechanic in the US long ago.

    There are a LOT of videos on youtube of people repairing motorcycles.

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    What do you need to have repaired?

    Depending on what it is I may be ably to offer a referral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    What do you need to have repaired?

    Depending on what it is I may be ably to offer a referral.
    back cylinder is not combusting. I got a spark but that's all. Front cyl is doing all the work.

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    It sounds like not enough fuel, or perhaps too much. If it is too much, you should be able to smell it.
    Is is possible that a fuel injector jet is clogged? Or otherwise it could be a carburetor problem. I make no claims to expertise. Stuff gets in the gas and clogs things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier_Onassis View Post
    It sounds like not enough fuel, or perhaps too much. If it is too much, you should be able to smell it.
    Is is possible that a fuel injector jet is clogged? Or otherwise it could be a carburetor problem. I make no claims to expertise. Stuff gets in the gas and clogs things up.
    That's my thoughts as well,,,,carberator.....not the sort of thing I want to tinker with

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    Then you might find someone who can rebuild carburetors. In a parts store the clerk might know who buys lots of carb rebuild kits.

    When I had a car with a carb (a 1986 Hyundai Excel), I found that a spray can of carb cleaner often solved the problem entirely. Gumout makes one brand that I have used satisfactorily. You just squirt short blasts into the carb with the motor running and listen for a change in sound. Do not get too close if you value your eyebrows. Engines can backfire. You use a small tube that comes with the cleaner and aim it at parts that move and things that seem to squirt. A shiny carb is always better than a carb with a lot of varnish-like deposits. Stuff builds up and then tiny chunks break off and get into narrow jets and constrict or clog them.

    In 1965 I converted two boxes of parts into a used yellow Yamaguchi. It ran really well after three week' work. Then the Cowlitz River hid itself behind a huge snowbank and I got off just in time. I bet it is still there.

    So I am not an expert on motorcycle repair. You might consult someone who knows more.

    Good luck and buena suerte

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    If you can get it to Puerto plata, I got a fantastic mechanic who specialises on big bikes. Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerjac View Post
    back cylinder is not combusting. I got a spark but that's all. Front cyl is doing all the work.
    Hope it's just a clogged fuel injector, that's an easier (and cheaper) fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank12 View Post
    If you can get it to Puerto plata, I got a fantastic mechanic who specialises on big bikes. Frank
    thanks Frank. I will keep that in mind. Im sure I can make it on one cyl but I will wait a bit to see if I get a different option.

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