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Old 11-22-2010, 06:56 AM   #31
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The idle jet area is definitely not right. It looks almost as if somebody may have dremeled out a little bit of it, possibly to get the jet out if it was stuck. I don't know. The second o-ring seems to be doing the trick. I wouldn't mind getting hold of a spare carb body just to have on hand. Thanks for the carb doctor info.

It's another one of those things to keep in mind, like knowing that at my next oil change I need to be ready to re-thread one of the oil filter cover bolt holes. I know the shop that did all the work on the bike, and I really like them, but they had no business working on this bike. They did the carbs, an oil change and adjusted the valves. All three areas had something either mis-assembled or stripped out. With apologies to Forrest Gump, "Buying a used bike from someone you don't know is like a box of chocolates..."

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:35 PM   #32
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The important items on the idle jet drilling are the conical area where the tip of the jet seats and the bore where the o-ring fits. If the other areas are wonky they may not be a problem.
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