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Help! hard to start Barely runs now
Well installing the stock airbox and ears was a giant step backwards! The bike spits and sputters. Will only run if the throttle is kept about 1/3 to ½ open and constantly twisted back and forth. Will not idle. Did my shooting carb cleaner up the drain blown out something or dislodge goo that now is stopping up something? I took the just installed ear covers and elements off to see if any effect, no change. I do see plastic caps covering vacum ports for the removed surge tank stuff. Could the PO have changed the mixture settings? I get the location from looking at photos in other threads. I also found a comment that says the mixture screws are factory set at 1 5/8 turn. I think i'll see what they are set at and reset at this spec and try again to start. I have ordered a Clymers but right now you guys and the foggy on line manual is the only reference I have. Thanks for the help so far and please keep it up.
Last edited by jmczzz; 06-10-2008 at 12:00 PM.