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Hi all,

I've got a 1970 Honda CL350 Scrambler that I rebuilt. Recently it's been acting up. It'll start right up and idle perfectly but after riding it less than a minute down the street it feels like its bogging and then dies. If I let it sit for a minute, I can start it right back up and then the same thing happens another mile down the road. I notice it more as I'm downshifting ahead of coming to a stop or taking a turn, the engine itself will just die. I'm not sure if it is electrical or a carb issue, but like I said it fires right up and idles fine and the starter always works so I don't think it is electrical.

Any trouble shooting advice would be helpful.

Thanks!
Ryan

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Just a quick guess based on your issue and the "fires right up" part: float height too low? (floats shut off fuel at a low bowl level, starving the engine of fuel).
 

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2nd vote for the fuel cap vent. Try riding with the cap loose.
 

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Thanks guys. I'll try checking the cap vent issue tonight to see if that fixes it. As soon as you typed that I started researching it and the issues other people wrote about sounded identical. I never would've guessed it could be related to the fuel cap.

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Check the petcock, make sure it flows enough fuel. Check the in tank filter
if the bike has one. Do you have a bad fuel line???
 

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What was the resolution?

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