Re: Carbs Cleaned and Wow - Bike is Reborn !!!
- Wow, you had the original rear on the back at 9500 miles, Mine was gone at 5K without the power wheelies. The Metzeler 880 on the back of mine has seen over 10K miles and has lots of tread left.
Glad the tips help, thats what they are there for. Sometimes I even have to look, 'cos I forget stuff and it's a good memory jogger.
When / if you notice a flat spot around 3000 rpm, just add a 3mm diameter washer under the needles.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "atlgm12345" <atlgm12345@...> wrote:
> First off a big thanks goes to Rich55Barrett for the "general maintenance small.pdf" file posting on how to clean the carbs. The tips are life savers!!! I love the note on sliding carbs 1&2 into the 3 & 4 inlets while doing cable disconnects.
> So the bottom line: 1993 bike all mint/stock and has 9500 miles from orig owner and sat for long time with fuel. Bike had terrible stall and stumble only on take off, very annoying and after 3 tanks of cleaners (Seafoam,the new blue enzyme stuff etc) nothing would fix it so time for the tear down. After 1.5 cans of carb cleaner and a bit over 4 hours at 2AM in morning I had them back together and drilled out pilots and set at 2.25 turns out for some added fuel on the bottom. And tossed in new plugs too.
> Results - bike will flat out pull 1- 2 foot wheelies as it smokes the tire, unbelievable improvement, no stalling, better than factory perfect, pulls to redline like bat out of hell. Now I must replace the original rear tire for some more bite as that bald thing will not stop bike. Thanks for nice article again. Smokin in Atl.