carb idle problem-maybe simple fix?
I'm not sure, maybe its here someplace, but I didnt notice it. My 92 was put away 2 years ago running bad, last summer I started it and one cylinder was not fireing (i thouhgt) and it sat till this spring. it was firing on both cylinders but one was not at idle (it would load up). I pulled the carbs, cleaned um with carb cleaner and reassembled. In and out was a huge amount of unfrinedly words for the designers, the rubber boots, and anybody who popped into my mind. Once assembled it fired up and ran perfect for about 10 seconds and started to run on a single cyclinder again. As it ran fine it had to have gotton somethng in the idle jet again!.. WTH! I wasnt taking the carbs off again so pulled the bowls and got the idle jet out (here is a funny part... I picked the wrong carb!) 2X once for the wrong carb and once for the correct one. cleaned it and installed.. Same thing, ran for about 10 seconds good and .. once cylinder again. Now im unhappy. Buddy is an old bike mechanic, he says I probelby got something off the inside of the old hoses i put on.. But
TIP: if you pull the boot off the air intake side of the carbs (failry easy to do) there are 3 small holes in the edge of the carb intake , they lead to the main jet, choke, and idle.. (smallest one is idle) i sprayed carb cleaner (and some air) down it with the bowl off.. seen it flowed good. Put the bowl on and boot, and fired it up... ran great, road it for about 20 miles no issues.
Now somebody maybe pointed this out before and i missed it.. HIGHLY suggest this before removing carbs. You can basicly make sure all 3 passages are clear in about 10 minutes.. 1-2mins to take 2 screws in bowl off, and 1-5 mins to take air boot off.. and 1-2 mins to blow some air or carb cleaner down the 3 holes to see if they are clogged. Keep in mnd gunked up carbs will just gunk up again.. but if its that one annoying bit of crap this may work for you.
Saved me a couple hours of removing the carbs again. What i have learned.. I WILL do excellent winterization.. No shortcuts this comming winter.