Cleaned carbs again new prob
Well I was lucky enough to spend a couple of my vacation days working on the bike. The front cylinder was flooding out every time I parked it unless I turned the petcock to off. If not I would have to let it run with the petcock off to burn off the extra gas in the cylinder before I could ride off or else it would feel like it was running on one cylinder under 4k rpms. From what I was told and pretty much figured it was a stuck float. The last time I pulled the carbs I couldn't get to them because the screws where stripped and I was at a friends house and wouldn't be able to replace them if I tapped them out.
Either way I went ahead and pulled them yesterday and cleaned everything that I did the first time around and was able to get the carbs apart so I could get to the floats. They seemed to move ok by themselves but they did have quite a bit of crud built up on them. I cleaned them as best I could and cleaned the float needles as well. They looked pretty good when I put it all back together.
I ended up running out of daylight so I had to finish putting everything back on today. After losing a little more blood/skin from my knuckles getting everything back in I realized one of my fuel lines had a gash in it. I replaced it with no leaks. Got the coolant back in and tank on no real problems. It took a couple turns but it fired right up with a little choke on. Only problem is it was idling a little high. Around 1500 which i figured with all the tugging and what not getting the carbs in and out the idle adjustment would be a little off so I tried turning it down a little bit. Well it didn't work. I turned the knob maybe 3 times back in and finally the idle would shoot up a little but no matter how far back out I turned it, it wouldn't idle lower than 1500. I watched as I turned and you can see it bottom out on the bottom of the carb so its not caught up on anything its just not letting it idle lower. Any ideas on what I may have left to tight or what I may have just plain out done wrong so as I don't have to pull the carbs again is greatly appreciated.
Another issue is now on the right side towards the back cylinder there is a hissing or rubbing sound. It almost sounds like air pushing through as the cylinder pumps but I'm not sure. I may or may not have accidentally poked my screw driver through the rubber air duct on that side, so my question is could that small hole be whats making the noise and if it is, is that something that is gonna affect the bike to an extent that I need to fix it before I ride it or is it something that I can ride with until I can get a new rubber air duct?
I figured I would have some issues after beings that I am no trained mech or anything, but its good to know I can always ask you guys because I just don't have the cash to have this done otherwise.
Btw .. Everything on the bike is stock, if I had the patience to do it I would have taken the air box out completely....
Thanks again guys. Hope to have this thing running right by time I get my radiator bling.
1993 Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 <To Be Named Later>
Purchased Used on 05/09/2009
Dade City, Florida
Iridium Spark Plugs
New Shinko 230 Tour Masters
110/90/19 Front 150/90/15 Back
Carbs Cleaned 06/22/09
Spline Lube 6/29/09
1992 Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 <Parts Bike>