Mobile motorcycle mechanic (try saying that ten times fast) adjusted the carbs and drained some fuel that had... Uh... Gotten into the wrong place? Idk. I was fifty miles away and just happy I’d found a way to get the thing worked on without having to drive to Seattle.
The good news is that it idled much better.
The bad news is that I still had the issue where it would die if I let the revs drop, and thus had to keep the throttle engaged at stop lights. And of course, sometimes it would still die, because I’d give it throttle and get literally nothing despite being in second gear.
Any chance this could be transmission related..? Damn thing only has 3000 miles.
Anyhoo... After it dying on the way to work this morning and taking a good twenty minutes to start back up and limp the rest of the way, I decided to leave it and take a work van home.
It’s going up on Craigslist, as I don’t reaaaaaally have the time to tinker right now. Also, I learned my lesson throwing money at my Volvos. CUT LOSSES AND RUN. (at least until there’s a garage in my life for projects....)
On a positive note, first day settling into the new job responsibilities went great!