My post comes from desperation. I bought a 2013 Honda Rebel, it was a floor model in a dealership. It's my first bike, and I've driven it for about a year now. I love my bike... however...
1st Gear has a max speed of about 10mph (and sound horrible after 5-7mph), 2nd Gear about 20mph, and so on, with a max speed of about 50. My choke needs to stay on for a lot longer than my friend's bike (also a Honda Rebel). My research tells me to adjust the fuel/air mixture... and that's where I keep hitting a roadblock.
This is what I've found online.
And this is my friend's bike (and what I believe to be the mixture screw circled in yellow - although from the other side of the bike).
And here is my bike... (and I circled where I believe the mixture adjustment should be - same side as my friend's)
There is nothing to adjust. It is solid. No tab to turn. Nothing to move. I've even tried turning the whole thing with pliers (albeit gently). Nothing.
I bought a Fuel Mixture Screw thinking that is what I needed, and all I would have to do is screw it into the bottom. But the underneath of what I circled seems solid. I've poked around in there, and there is no opening. Here is a picture of the underneath of the yellow circle (it was the best photo I could manage).
So now I am at a complete loss. Anyone have any ideas of what I need to do? I feel like I'm missing something important here, I just cannot figure out what.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!