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07-11-2015 12:43 AM
smltownr I read back and saw you have not checked the float level, I'd do that first. High float level might cause a rich condition.
07-11-2015 12:30 AM
smltownr Might want to do a plug chop. Run the engine up to cruising rpms 4-5K for 30 seconds or so and hit the kill switch. I bit more accurate indication of lean condition. If you return to idle before shutting down you will get the reading at idle speed. Might want to notice the throttle position at the 4-5K to know which carb circuits are in play.
07-10-2015 07:21 PM
mrseedsower ok Spockster after riding a good long time without stopping I pulled my plugs today and the front cylinder looked like a normal plug should look. The back one looked a little sooty, so I cleaned them.

I am going on two bike events tomorrow. One will be 120 miles stopping half way, then later a 140 mile ride with several stops. After these rides I will check the plugs as i guess it will be good enough to check them by then.
07-04-2015 08:33 PM
vulcan1999 As you are checking the movement of the choke enricher as mentioned previously, check the handlebar adjustment. It could be too tight. There is supposed to be a slight amount of slack. As you watch the choke enricher open, there should be a gap of 2 to 3mm of arm travel before it lifts the choke stem. Also, if that checks out, it is possible the rubber seal of the choke enricher is worn and not sealing when the choke is off. This will cause a rich condition.
If the choke is working properly and your plugs are still black after warming up, the main jets may need to be dropped down a size.
07-04-2015 08:21 PM
crowley1027
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I am not convinced my choke is working correctly as there isn't much room for the choke to move. pmassey's choke moves more than mine does.
Definitely check that out. You can see your choke plunger easily from the right side of the bike. Try to wiggle the choke on the handlebar while looking in that area. Obviously, when it's pulled out it is dumping fuel, and when the plunger is down in the carburetor, choke is off.
07-04-2015 08:04 PM
mrseedsower I am not convinced my choke is working correctly as there isn't much room for the choke to move. pmassey's choke moves more than mine does.
07-04-2015 09:41 AM
Spockster
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spockster my father in law said the same thing. The most of the running of the bike is sitting idle running in my yard. So I guess I need to wait on the adjustments until I am riding it frequently.

Almost any engine with a carb will get sooty like that from idling a lot, especially if the choke works. Cold starts without a complete warmup will do it too.

Just brush them off and put them back in unless you want different plugs.
07-03-2015 10:55 PM
crowley1027
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no they are autolite 4164's. When I get the bike running properly I will get those plugs. Also will get a agm battery.
@JM2001

I was right!!!

All good. You didn't know it wasn't iridium (neither did i)

Just worked on a jeep that had plug tips like this. 175psi in each of the 6 cylinders. What a beast.
07-03-2015 07:11 PM
mrseedsower spockster my father in law said the same thing. The most of the running of the bike is sitting idle running in my yard. So I guess I need to wait on the adjustments until I am riding it frequently.
07-03-2015 07:09 PM
mrseedsower no they are autolite 4164's. When I get the bike running properly I will get those plugs. Also will get a agm battery.
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