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|I do wear a helmet, as a matter of fact, along with other protective gear. But, the fact that you “certainly hope” I wear a helmet is so condescending it makes me want to ride a tricycle completely naked doing doughnuts in your front yard screaming Beastie Boys lyrics at midnight. Trust me, you do not want that. My buttocks are extremely pale and unsightly, especially in moonlight.|
I'd check the filter and then the vent line in that order, it sounds like it is getting starved which generally means the carbs are fine, something outside of the carbs is causing the issue.
A quick test is to run it with the petcock on prime and see if it still does it.
So I had been neglecting to fix his bike since other stuff has come up. I managed to rule out the fuel tank vent. Everything runs fine on prime, which means that a filter is clogged up. Didn't fix the problem when I ran it normally without a gas cap. Problem is, I'm not really sure where the filter is. Here's the bike bandit schematic, and the filter is listed as number 20, but I can't figure out where in the assembly it is. It just shows it as separate from everything else.
By the way, the Savage 650 backfires a lot, that is normal due to it being a thumper. Don't try to fix it as there is no way around it (honestly I love the backfiring on my XT660, it adds to the character of the bike, and if I could, I would make the backfires louder!).
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