Carb/starting issues

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    Why is it so hard to start my gen 3 after I pull the carbs off? I didn’t miss a hose or anything, petcock is on. I replaced the boots, put the carbs back on and can’t get it running.

    its always like this. Maybe poor fuel pressure I’m not sure. But once I get it running, it runs and starts just fine.

    thanks in advance
     
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    what did you change ? when carbs are dry it can take alot of cranking to fill them again. good time to bypass the pump relay for fast filling.
     
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    After about an hour of cranking, or more, finally got it running. So annoying. Only thing I changed was new carb boots :). Thanks for the reply!!
     
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    you can fill the carbs with a bottle b4 trying to start, but the pump relay bypass is useful too. doesn't make sense to overstress the starter motor and battery just to fill carbs.
     
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    How does someone bypass the relay?
     
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    reading the relevant pages in the honda service manual would be a good start. ;) alot of discussion on this topic here.

    just one wire but u need to no where 2 stickit. :cool:
     
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    I have the exact same issue with my wife's CBR400rr if its not been ridden for a couple of months or she has run out of fuel whilst riding. it now has a small piece of wire in the tool kit for this reason.
     
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    what about using a nurse bottle with the tank off and going from there? I never had to use jumpers on the fuel pump relay, I guess I am not as swift as "the Squirrel Man"
     
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    Is anyone? Lol!
     
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