Rough Idle, Pilot Screw QUestion
Posted August 22, 2008 - 09:00 AM
Is this because the pilot is too rich or too lean?
I'm thinking too rich.
Posted August 22, 2008 - 02:16 PM
I assume you tried to simply turn the idle speed down and then reset the fuel screw according tioe accepted procedure, right?
Posted August 22, 2008 - 06:04 PM
I actually just found the pilot screw adjustment procedure in my service manual and when I went to reset it back to 1.5 turns out I found that the screw is MISSING.
I'm not sure how long it has been gone, I bought the bike a couple months ago with only a few rides on it this year. Also not sure how this will affect the bike's performance. I appreciate any feedback.
Posted August 23, 2008 - 02:46 AM
Since teh bike was bought used, If I were you, I'd pull the carb and inspect it carefully, ensure everything os ok. Then I'd source an extended fuel screw along with the spring, washer and tiny oring. While the carb is out, I'd note all the jetting specs.
The missing screw will caise the pilot (idle) circuit to not function. To get the bike to idle in this condition, you'd have to turn the idle speed up enough to get the bike on the needle circuit in the carb to pick up the slack,