Sometimes it pays to just take it to the shop
Posted April 02, 2011 - 04:48 AM
So, off to the shop. Well, after two weeks, the guy did a basic carb service, checked valves, etc. Compression was very low. He feared piston damage. We talked more about how the bike was running etc and that I just couldn't believe there was a problem with the piston. After our conversation, he decided to rethink things.
Well, it ended up being the seal on the carb slide. Bike runs amazing now. No pop on decel. Engine brake is normal. Back down to a 45 pilot, 1 1/4 turns out.
If you are in Arizona and need some work done on you bike, contact Rudy at DFR (Mesa, AZ). You won't be disappointed. Plus, he is extremely affordable.
Posted April 02, 2011 - 11:47 AM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 04:39 PM
The seal on the carb slide? I can't picture that seal. I am experiencing the same symptoms on my bike after putting the engine in a different frame.
The O-ring in between the thin plate and the carriage.......
Posted April 04, 2011 - 12:00 PM
Thanks, I will take a look at mine this week.
No problem. Funny thing is, and back to the subject title, the last time I pulled the carb apart and changed the needle, I had pulled out the slide completely. I spent an hour trying to get it back in. One of the little wheels would fall off, then the other, then the other....but each time, the "thin plate" would come off too. I couldn't figure out how to hold everything together at the same time to get it back in. That should have been a clue to me, but having never messed with it before, how was I to know.