I know Your feeling about kicking and kicking, and no start.. sweating and swearing, and your thinking what the f*** am I doing wrong(?).. I was really Close to giving it up and selling it.! But luckily I didn't!
With the "New" carb all is like a dream!
About Power gains, I can't answere that one because when I got the bike it had a worn out mikuni which didn't even fit on the engine. the prev owner did use a car rad hose to Mount in to the engine. Did Not look like he had put an effort in it at all.... the bike at that point was running like crap. hard to start, bad idle, hesitation and bogin.
The 450 carb i bought on ebay had the throttlestop screw mod to open the Wot all up allready, and I did the grey wire cut at the same time I switched the carbs.. So I really don't know what it should run like as Stock. All I know is I woke up an Animal of a bike, grunching anytime I turn the throttle at any rpm Punching the bike forward! Makes me smile even thinking about it!
Edited by Ro9, September 02, 2014 - 01:15 PM.