Carb trouble...too worn out to fix?
If anyone out there is willing to oblige a noob seeking a little further mechanical insight, here's my blue Vulcan's problem put simply:
After running smoothly for days in a row, it was left out in the rain one night and not run for 48 hours afterward. Now it will not start up.
It has power; lights and igntn. are fine and starter cranks, but no fire-up.
Further details: Just prior to it running fine for days, I completely disassembled, cleaned (with carb dip) all jets and metal components, and reassembled and reinstalled the carbs (EN500C) with an immediately successful start-up. It had failed to start up before after it sat for a while; hence the rebuild. After the rebuild, I filled it with ethanol-free gas and it ran fine except for a slight throttle lag, until just now when it sat overnight in the rain.
I'm almost certain it's further trouble with the carbs (though I'm no expert by any means) and I've tentatively narrowed my options down to these:
1. Buy all new internals (jets, gaskets, vacuum valve assy., etc.) and re-build/re-install
2. Re-jet with dyno jets
3. Buy a whole new set of EN500 carbs
4. Switch to Mikuni carbs (anyone know if these are a little less prone to failure?)
And if I missed something totally obvious then by all means call me out!
Any advice? Thanks in advance!