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ok so low life has a problem with his bike



Lowlife1220 said:
bike is still not drivable. stalls under any load. i'll mess with it tonight some. and it backfire's really bad




so i was thinking it has to due with a low speed jet (i think there is one in both carbs) but do know that we would love to get his bike up and running but with his very busy life and work (i am talking about daughter and wife) its hard to get any time to trouble shoot things so i thought i would ask the question for him



so what would make it stall out and back fire really bad and i am not sure if he has the acv on his carbs or not and for that matter i am not sure he did a re-jet on the carbs



so advise would be great
 

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thanks for the vicarious post lucky, here is another symptom of the problem sitting at idle under no load the idle fluctuates between about 500 to about 1100. there has been a significant drop in temperature in the valley since i set the carbs last. i was thinking about further adjusting til they sat at the appropriate idle and trying it again.
 

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when i had a rough idle problem i re cleaned the carbs and set the idle to 1100 right on the nose it was a problem with a jet that was still clogged up i re-cleaned and it was great hell if you were closer i would be willing to help you out but hell you are a little bit of a trip away granted its only 3 hrs away hmmmm what to do
 

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Wow it's a carb issue night i see my right carb is running super rich my left seems ok think they are on different air mixture times lol
 

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thanks for the vicarious post lucky, here is another symptom of the problem sitting at idle under no load the idle fluctuates between about 500 to about 1100. there has been a significant drop in temperature in the valley since i set the carbs last. i was thinking about further adjusting til they sat at the appropriate idle and trying it again.
those symtoms are very common with an air leak.

there are 6 possible joints that can leak.make sure you test them all.

bike on main stand,set idle to about 1200rpm.spray a copious amount of carb cleaner,wd40 or even hair spray.any change in revs,up,or down you have a leak,which must be addressed before trouble shooting further
 

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any and all idle setting repairs are on hold for now. my small fuel seep from the petcock has turned into a steady leak. i found a replacement fitting at home depot but i have already drained the fuel, pulled the tank and started shedding wire weight and will try to hide all the remaining wires in the backbone. also i drained the battery dead 2 nights ago. i didn't realize i left the key on when i went to bed and my roomate came home 5 hours later and noticed my running light was still one. before i tore it down i tried to start it and got nada. so i'll hook the battery to a charger, cut the wires i dont need. put the new petcock on the tank, filler up and THEN i'll try to get it to idle right.
 
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