Posted February 04, 2002 - 06:48 PM
Posted February 05, 2002 - 02:15 AM
Posted February 05, 2002 - 03:25 AM
Posted February 05, 2002 - 03:51 AM
Posted February 05, 2002 - 05:26 AM
1.) Know the starting routine inside and out.
2.) use choke only for a 2-5 seconds. If it stalls after you disengage the choke, raise the idle slightly during warmup. If it's real cold out, it could take a little more choke time.
3.) DO NOT touch the throttle during the first minute of run time. After that, roll the gas on very slowly to warm up the engine. WFO in a cold engine is asking for trouble.
4.) For first 2-3 mins of ride time, use only a small amount (1/4) throttle. When the clutch cover becomes warm, you're all set.
5.) Turn gas off 1/8 mile before finishing for the day. Turn the bike off when it starts to backfire and sputter (hopefully you'll already have it loaded. Why? During transport, my bike would bounce around. I think the gas was sloshing into the engine. The next time I tried to start it w/o turning off the gas it would foul.
6.) DO NOT start the bike, let it run for a minute, then turn it off! Sometimes you have to do this for maintenance or testing, but try to avoid starting it up at home to hear it run, then shutting it down for the night. If you start it up after washing, run the bike for a good 8-10 minutes.
Do you need to rejet after those mods? Maybe not, but my guess is "yes" on that one. Also, you didn't remove the spark arrestor, just a sound baffle. The SA is internal to the WR silencer itself.
Tell us what if any rideability problems you have (surging, inconsitent idle, bogging, etc.).
BTW, if you foul a plug, just about the only way to get it going again is a new plug or clean the old one with emory board or oven cleaner.