rich condition?



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  • 426fireman

Posted May 30, 2002 - 02:53 PM

#1

Hello fellow thumpers, when i first start the beast it seems to have a rich condition, spits and pops alot. I leave the choke on for about 15 seconds or until I get moving and then turn it off, it still pops for a couple of minutes until warm and then it smooths out and runs like the beast I know. I have a full WB e-series pipe. and I rejetted to the settings from WB. currently the fuel/air screw is 1 3/4 turns from bottom. I am going to play a little with the mixture screw but not sure which way to start? Open or close? The real only problem is if it dies a couple of times while still cold, it floods and we all no what that means. All replys will be appreciated. RIDE ON

  • Ranger_426F

Posted May 30, 2002 - 05:50 PM

#2

Fireman,

Try leaving the choke on until the radiator is warm to the touch. then click off and open her up. Sounds like your not letting it warm enough.

I have an 02, but start it before I put the helmet, goggles and gloves on. When I finish the bike has reached a good operating temp.

Have you checked your spark plug for rich condition?

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  • Hick

Posted May 30, 2002 - 05:57 PM

#3

I agree. Don't ride it until it is warmed up. Instead of using the choke to keep it running I turn up the idle, probably about a full turn.

As far as I'm concerned, that is the reason behind making the idle speed adjustable by hand. Like Ranger, by the time I put on my helmet, goggles, and gloves my bike will idle normally (back down one turn on the idle speed), indicating it is warmed up.

Hope this helps.

  • Hick

Posted May 30, 2002 - 06:40 PM

#4

I wanted to add a few things:

The screw on the bottom of the carb is a fuel screw, so out is richer, in leaner.

And in my experience you are correct. No bike is harder to figure out how to start than a partially warmed up YZF/WR that you have just stalled.

Get in the habit of starting it w/ your helmet off, turning up the idle so it will run unattended (you may find it will start w/out choke and a few throttle blips if you just up the idle one turn), and by the time you have your goggles in place it will be ready to go.

  • 426fireman

Posted May 31, 2002 - 03:05 PM

#5

thanks for the info guys. I have checked the plug and it is usually black which makes me think it is rich. Also I have always ran Amoco gold for my fuel, and recently the sold out and i have been trying other high octain fuels.. This may be my only problem. I just today bought some turbo blue fuel and I will try it the first thing in the morning. this could be my only problem...thanks again and i will let her warm a little longer and see if that helps.....Life is short, Ride with freinds and family and ride hard...





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