Hi, wondering which way to screw the pilot screw to make it lean? Thanks!!!
joynsharp - The following is not being a smarty pants. I'm not smart at all, I just *try* to figure things out. The following is written as me sounding out what I'm thinking, to help you and the rest of us hopefully sort things out, and get your bike up to peak running condition.7mileout.... the reason I want to lean it out is because the person before me got the choke cable stuck all the way open and I guess enriched the air/fuel mix to compensate. My boyfriend fixed the cable so the choke works properly now. But it seems to be washing out the sparks. There was even a little bit of fuel residue on the air filter. You can smell fuel from the exhaust, air filter, and the plugs are wet/black.
Any lead on a different screw to install so I can easily adjust it? The pilot screw is shaped like a D so it’s hard to adjust while on the bike.
I went back and read your posts again, looking for more clues. And the above is what caught my attention. First, your description of its running condition is quite well described. I believe exactly what you say. For example, sputtering at first throttle input is a sign of being too rich. All the other stuff too.it sputters when I throttle, you can see black smoke from the mufflers, along with the profuse smell of gasoline.
We had it running ok the other day (with new plugs) but I went to start it up today and choke/no choke, she woke even fire a little.
So I don’t believe the floats are stuck simply because it was running good after he freed the choke cable. But it did slowly get worst to the point of me riding it 20miles then coming back to it 6 hours later and it hasn’t fired since.Yes, there's a possibility the float is stuck. Sometimes, tapping the carb bowl with a screwdriver handle will cause a stuck float to release.