Well, I tried Techron (c), which several folks said worked wonders. I drained the gas, suspicious that I might've gotten a bad tank (since I'd just gassed up the night previous). Then I let it sit all winter, and when the weather started warming, decided to tear the carbs out & clean 'em out. Nowhere near as gunky as I expected, but I set 'em to soak, and cleaned all the non-metal stuff in the aerosol carb cleaner stuff.
Still no (or not much) better. Ack! But I forgot to do the carb synchronization, so Erik & I do that - make some minor mods, and.... no difference. Oh, the valve clearances?.... checked 'em, made some minor tweaks, and.... no difference.
See a pattern yet?
Valve compression is okay, the ignition coil resistance on one side was a little low, so I'm going to take a stab at that next, with a set of coils off a friend's bike that hopefully will work. After that.... damned if I know where to start. Probably call a council of all my experienced biker friends and have a mass scratching of chins & thoughtful 'hmmm'-ing until someone comes up with something else to try.
Aside from 'buy a new bike.' I'm tired of hearing that one. ;)
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