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Offline Tjnoma99

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Still getting to know the ol gal
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:47:14 pm »
Im slowly getting to know my 03. A couple questions.  I've never owned a carb bike before, which way does the enrichener switch go( don't laugh)? Is open down? And when it's open how high should my rpms go?  I also noticed that when I twist the throttle hard she takes a second to settle down ( rpms wise). Is that normal?
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 12:01:06 am »
Pulling the enrichener lever towards you adds gas to make things richer. RPMs get up to around 3000 before I close mine down after starting.

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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 12:02:21 am »
Ok! Makes sense. I rode it for a few miles and turned it off. Cool thank you for the heads up!
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 11:30:36 am »
I think it's supposed to be off before riding.  I was told to let the bike run with enrichener on at @3000 rpms for 2 minutes before turning it off and riding away.

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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 02:00:23 pm »
I also noticed that when I twist the throttle hard she takes a second to settle down ( rpms wise). Is that normal?


Throttle cables may need adjusting. May also need lubing.

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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 03:50:25 pm »
The cables were already lubed before I installed them. Learned that lesson long time ago!. I wouldn't doubt they need more adjusting. I'll have to find more info for them!
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 05:12:36 pm »
If your saying {after a good rev} it drops down, and then slowly settles to a low rpm it's an indication of blocked pilot jets or badly un-synced carbs.

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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 05:24:31 pm »
It's not that. It just seems that after a hard throttle that it takes a few for the rpms to start to lower. I'm assuming it's my cables needing adjusting. I just got my carbs back from Steve, so I know it's not the carbs!
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 06:28:58 pm »
There has to be a little slack in the throttle between the pull and push cables. In other words you should be able to move the throttle a small amount before you feel the pulling on the cable.
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 07:04:22 pm »
I have some slack, wondering if it's enough?
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 12:26:05 pm »
I forgot the exact spec but if you have an 1/8"-1/4" of rotation that should be enough, it's when you don't have any slack is when the fight each other. If you rev it and let go of the throttle does it snap back on its own?
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 12:31:46 pm »
It does snap! But I may have an 1/8 off play. Maybe.
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 02:40:17 pm »
I just learned that you recently installed your carbs.
I'll agree.
   If Steve did the carbs,,, their right!

Step #1: {before listening to our guesses}, The best thing to do is to talk with Steve....
               He's the man..... If this is a carb problem, he'll figure it out.

Here are some thoughts that will be discussed.
  Did you drain and clean out the old gas?
    {if you had trash in the line, it could have messed up his carb work}
  Did you check the airbox for cracks?
  Did you check that all the boots are on the carbs correctly?
  Are the vacuum lines and caps in good shape/installed correctly?
  Have you installed the foam in the airbox inlet per his instructions?
 
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 02:45:03 pm »
I can answer yes all of those! I had a vacuum leak issue when I first got everything back together. I need to finish the 2 min mod. And I will have to check my make shift plug in the air box. Tomorrow!
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Re: Still getting to know the ol gal
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 03:51:42 pm »
Ok, best of luck.

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