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Offline Keith

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2017, 07:19:39 pm »
I have about 100 miles on it now and it runs fine. Here are the combination of things that I think caused the problem, all of them being related to human error and were found with the help of a friend (peer review, second set of eyes).

1. Not restricting the airflow enough for how the carbs were setup.  (foam in snorkel) (Maybe, but probably not filter foam)
2. Not letting the engine get up to temp and out of the garage, ie. riding it around.
3.  See above, immediately after oiling a K&N.  I have noticed right after I oil the filter the bike can run strangely for the first 20 miles if there is residual filter oil.

The only problem I see now is that I think the bike is running too rich on the top end.  I will check on the way home when I fill up and this is not a big deal and can be adjusted with foam.

Steve are the bleed screws the pilot screws?  If not where are they?

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2017, 02:06:07 pm »
Keith, I suspect the root cause for this entire problem was an over-oiled K&N Filter.

I just re-read all the notes.
Nowhere did you say anything about oiling the filter.

Before you do any additional foam changing etc,,, "Stop",,, clean and oil your filter "LIGHTLY"!!

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 05:50:27 pm »
Ted, I have no doubt it was part of the problem but I have learned what happens when my filter was over oiled and was very adamant about not over oiling it.

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2017, 09:37:53 pm »
Over-Oiled Filter, eh?? Have you considered a brief run now with a non-oiled filter? I pulled an oiled filter years ago on a bike, Shop-Vac'd/wiped everything out clean then noticed it ran better with NO filter... my 'ah-hah' moment.  Now I use VERY little oil on filters.
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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2017, 12:14:56 am »
Trick is to put the filter in a zip lock baggy and keep squeezing it.
Oh don't forget a little oil.

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2017, 12:59:56 am »
When running my tests I did them with and without the filter.

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Re: Acceleration Hesitation Help!
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2017, 03:42:08 pm »
OK, that clears up my concerns.

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