I am about to blow my brains out trying to get this carb dialed in, and I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I have read all the jetting articles as well as looked all of the stuff up, and every time it seems that I still cannot get it running right. Maybe someone can shed some light on the problem because I think I am it.
-I am located in Raleigh, NC and the temp here is around 90 degrees, and we are 3500ft above sea level
-I have a R&D Powerbowl 1 installed on the bottom of the carb with adjustable leak jet
-New top end, other than that everything is stock as far as jetting would be concerned.
Needle Clip-Using Red Needle out of JD Jet Kit @ 4th notch from top
Air/Fuel Mixture Screw on carb=2 turns out
R&D Powerbowl Leak Jet=2.5 turns out
With this, the bike was doing pretty good, but still had a popping, and the header pipe would get pretty nice and orange by the engine, if I am riding too slow in technical portions of trails, guaranteed overheating issues.
Changed Carb to
Needle Clip=Using Red Needle still, went from 4th notch from top to 2nd notch from top
Air/Fuel=2 turns out
R&D Powerbowl Leak Jet=2 turns out
After riding at these settings, the bike felt like it was holding back on power, didn't feel to have near as much power as normal (when I say power I guess I mean the bike isn't constantly standing straight up in the air, almost feeling like it was taking a few split seconds to really hit hard power)
Does anyone have any suggestions PLEASE on what they may think the problem is? Also, if anyone can give me a good tip on the proper way to adjust the leak jet on the Powerbowl it would be greatly appreciated because right now I am trying to use the instructions to set it, but I will be honest in saying I don't know exactly how to set it properly or what to look for in case it isn't set properly (how would I know other than the bike feeling like it's not running right)?
PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Thanks again guys for all the help you all give.