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fixed my dead short problem today by bypassing the kill switch. went to the start it and BANG! dialed the tune back from 3 1/2 to 2 1/2. started it again BANG! shooting fire out of the tailpipes. any suggestions? am i too rich? too lean? too stupid to know what to do next? heres my set up



gl500

90 / 125 jets

straight pipe exhaust

air pod filters that i choked down with additional filter material because it was 10 times worse before i did this.
 

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so you're suggesting i lean it out?

it doesnt stay running when it backfires i should mention. i'm going to probably dial the screws in a half turn at starts. also i gotta tear the bowls off the carbs again. they are still leaking profusely when the petcock is open.
 

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from a suggestion i recieved elsewhere i'm letting the battery charge up. i can't recall the last time it was charged up and the starter is struggling to kick over so when it finally does there is a generous amount of fuel sitting in the chamber. i'm not sure how long i have to charge the battery up. i don't like my charger at all so it may get chucked in the trash if it take more than overnight to charge the battery up.
 
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