Can you smell gas when it is running?
I when you throttle it does it rev smoothly until it dies or is it sputtering and coughing below a certain rpm?
Pop a plug out of each cylinder and see what they tell you.
where did you set your idle mixture screws at, how many turns?
What happens when you turn the black idle screw?
Do you have the original surge tank and ears?
I can't tell about the gas, cuz I've been messing with the carbs all day and all I smell is gas... plus, one of the petcock's outlets popped out halfway at some point and some gas poured out, so the smell is there.
It does seem to rev smoothly, it dies when I let go of it.
I set my mixture screws to 2.5 turns, then tried it up to 3.5 and nothing changed.
I don't have the black knob on the idle screw
I just have the long spring-like thingy that the knob attaches to. That's the way the carbs came with the bike.
I do have the original surge tank and ears... still need to buy the filters to get rid of the ears. I got everything for the carb, just missing the filters.
Last time I worked on the carbs I used red silicone to seal everything that had a gasket on it... this time I didn't. I already kicked the carbs out of the bike (new, faster method of taking out the carbs) and I'll try sealing them with silicone and setting the idle a bit higher with the screw (I can still turn it with some pliers but only when the carbs are out I think).
I think these two things are gonna be the last attempts for today. Sunlight is going away
Thanks guys... I'll let you know what happens.