Yes, another carb jetting post.
The PO did an earshave and put on Harley Dyna mufflers.
He re-jetted the carbs with 138/38 jets with the mixture screws out 2.5 turns.
He had Emgo filters on there, and I took them off and put on a set of K&N's.
The bike is a pain in the azz to start. It took almost 5 minutes the other day to start.
If I fully choke it it will flood. If I choke it half way it will start and run about 2 seconds and die. I had to hold the starter button down to keep it running the other day. As soon as I let off the button it would die.
After I was able to get it going, it ran fine. Going down the road it would stutter and bog. I believe it's the vent hose doing that.
When I go to start it hot, it will start really easily, then immediately die. I hold the throttle part way thinking it's flooding and it will run a few seconds and die.
There isn't much power on the bottom end.
I have went through the carbs after I got the bike. He had 2 shims on the rear carb, and one shim on the front. He had needles from a set of carbs from a 750 with J & K on the needles.
There are 1 shim on each carb now with the original H & M needles.
I took the filters off, and put the boots on them that go into the plenum and it runs a lot better. This was purely for testing purposes, and I will put the filters back on.
It acts like the timing is retarded and it needs to be advanced.
Anything else I need to look at? I haven't checked the clearance on the pickup coils yet.