Nubbie needs help
I just got an 84 Yamaha FJ600. I replaced the Starter Relay as needed, and it started up, but couldn't hold an idle level and eventually was unable to keep from stalling.
Now when I try to start it, the starter cranks, but it doesn't get going. If I let it do that long enough, it seems to backfire once and then i stop.
This is my first bike, but I'm pretty good w/ mechanical stuff. I think it might be flooded, and needs a carb cleaning & balancing. Does that sound right? And if so, do I need to take the carbs off to drain the bowl? Also, WTF could be causing that backfire and is it related?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.