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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by hootmon on January 08, 2020, 06:09:50 PM »

During my wait for parts my research led me to a reason for overheating, which is too lean carbs. My temperature light would come on after riding on hot(90-95 degrees) days while sitting at a traffic light. Not sure I am ready to try synchronizing yet, but changing the mixture may help.

I appreciate all of the responses from everyone.
I 95% guarantee that this is the Radiator Thermister..
If you are sitting on the bike, look on the left side of the radiator. There is a round sensor screwed into the radiator.. THIS is your overheat problem.
Buy a new one and replace it.. I've had to replace 2 of those out of 3 gen 3's I've had.. 
It controls when the fan comes on.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by bobbalee on January 07, 2020, 10:03:47 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I didn't think of that when I had it apart. Once I found the clogged jets I wanted to get back on the road.
Today I fixed my turn signals. Good video on u tube helped me. Motorcycle medic I think. Anyway my sporadic to nonexistent turn signals are fixed.
During my wait for parts my research led me to a reason for overheating, which is too lean carbs. My temperature light would come on after riding on hot(90-95 degrees) days while sitting at a traffic light. Not sure I am ready to try synchronizing yet, but changing the mixture may help.

I appreciate all of the responses from everyone.
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The Garage / Re: 1998 owner in Central Texas .
« Latest by cyclefiend on January 07, 2020, 11:13:46 AM »
Just in case you are still in need of a Mechanic for your Magna. I can't say enough about Chris Porter at Flying Wrenches Mobile Powersports. I have a 97 Magna that had been sitting in the garage for about 3 years, and hadn't been cranked in all that time. I knew I would have to get it running if I hoped to sell it. Chris came to my home, picked up the Magna, and performed what can best be described as a ressurrection of my 97 Magna. It runs as good as it ever did including the day I rode it home from the dealership. Chris does get busy from time to time as all the good mechanics do. Needless to say the Magna is NOT for sale, and runs like a rocket!! Website is http://flyingwrenchesmobile.com
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by hootmon on January 07, 2020, 07:50:47 AM »
yes the 2nd shim helps with that lull between 3-4K RPM.. I believe you can remove the diaphragm lids without pulling the carbs..
Here is a helpful hint.. Once you have removed the lid, take one of the lid screws and thread it into the middle of the Diaphragm, then use the screw to pull the diaphragm out.. A firm tug will do it..
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by bobbalee on January 07, 2020, 05:11:44 AM »
Yes, stock filter and pipes.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by TLRam1 on January 07, 2020, 03:26:47 AM »
Should be running a whole lot better. Now that you have done it once, much easier the next time to add the shims.

Do you have a stock air filter and stock pipes?
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by bobbalee on January 06, 2020, 09:21:16 PM »
Went to town today, and It runs better than before. But I was wishing that I had done the Dodge shims while I was at it.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by bobbalee on January 03, 2020, 08:11:37 PM »
Got it started. I replaced the vacuum line from the fuel cut off to the engine about a week ago because the end at the engine felt hard from the heat. I put the old one back on and It started. The new one was thicker than the old one, but maybe a little smaller opening. I also put new band type clamps in place of the wire type that were on it. Put the old ones back.
It's back to running like before with the flat spot at about 1800 rpms.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by bobbalee on January 03, 2020, 08:58:28 AM »
Got the reassembly done. Battery is a little weak,so turning it over requires a break for charging.1.5 amp chargers aren't fast. It dawned on me that it may take a while to prime four carbs when the fuel only flows while the motor is turning over. Got a little bit of a start but the battery needs another charge.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 magna
« Latest by hootmon on December 31, 2019, 10:41:40 AM »
sorry I have been away from the thread for a while..
Great that you are dealing with this...
My problem is one step deeper and that is the seals on the fuel cross over tubes..
I have my carbs out and have taken it to my local mechanic (I included parts with the carbs).
I'm sure I could take them apart, not quite as sure about getting them back together!! LOL..
I frequently run a little SeaFoam thru my tank.. The bike does occasionally sit, and it takes no time to clog up those little idle jets... The SeaFoam stabilizes the fuel and helps keep the jets cleaned out..
Keep us updated on your progress...
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