Just got bike, pig rich, bad idle
"New" to me 87 VN750, my first bike and first carbed engine but I'm a very fast learner. Wouldn't idle, rich, stumbling, and the prev. owner said it died on him by the time he got to 3rd gear.
Wouldn't idle at ALL when I tried it, hard to start. Got it home & the idle was set really low. Had to turn it up almost all the way to get 1100 and it fires right up now. Idled rough & rich for < 5 min and died. Set it up to 1300 to keep it running until I fix the AFR problem. I'm guessing I'll have to set it back down once I fix the AFR.
Still pig rich both at idle and revving. Pulled petcock vac & got 1 or 2 drips of fuel. Reconnected, ran for a few min, nothing in the line now so that looks ok to me?
Doesn't look like anyone has ever monkeyed with the idle screws. Anything to check before I go through the hassle of pulling the carbs?
Last edited by FieroGT42; 07-18-2013 at 09:41 PM.