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I bought my 1990 Indy classic back in the fall from a small engine guy here in town, paid 500 cdn and put a few more $$ into it for misc parts. Ran fine when I got it and also ran great for the last 100-150 miles or so but now it's getting cold -20 ish Celsius and its running like crap, idles right around 1000 and is boggy, let it warm up for 20 mins and same thing, what could this be? Has new plugs that seem to be burning good. I haven't been through the carbs since I bought it but am planning on that today


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clean carbs...... sounds like it sucked crap from the tank.
 

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Ran fine when it was warmer this weekend, and runs fine after hauling it out of my buddy's heated shop. Today couldn't get it to go over 5000 rpm and it was drinking gas like a pig, went from half a tank to under 1/4 in a trip that takes an 1/8 or less of a tank


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you have some issues if it runs great at warm temps and bad at cold temps. Normally its the opposite. carb settings??
 

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you have some issues if it runs great at warm temps and bad at cold temps. Normally its the opposite. carb settings??
Carbs had some gunk in them so I cleaned them up, I'm thinking maybe water in the tank


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Just noticed that some of the holes on my skid are ovaling so I'll have to figure out a solution for that


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Just noticed that some of the holes on my skid are ovaling so I'll have to figure out a solution for that


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You can either replace the rails or the whole skid, or take the rails to someone who can aluminum weld and have the holes filled and grinded flat, then redrill. Be sure to mark where the hole centers should be though where the marks won't get ground off.
 

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You can either replace the rails or the whole skid, or take the rails to someone who can aluminum weld and have the holes filled and grinded flat, then redrill. Be sure to mark where the hole centers should be though where the marks won't get ground off.
This is the second skid I've put in it, other one did the same thing. What causes it?


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Ran fine when it was warmer this weekend, and runs fine after hauling it out of my buddy's heated shop. Today couldn't get it to go over 5000 rpm and it was drinking gas like a pig, went from half a tank to under 1/4 in a trip that takes an 1/8 or less of a tank
 

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This is the second skid I've put in it, other one did the same thing. What causes it?


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I'm not sure, the only thing I can think of is high mileage and or loose bolts.
 

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Got the skid taken care of, and had to replace the rear shock. Cleaned the carbs and installed them and it runs way better, still need to get a hand tuning them but there is a significant difference
 
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