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Old 01-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #16
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I'd drive the 1200 miles back and leave it there again!

Some regular Rotella T diesel motor oil from Wal-mart is fine for my new KTMs, that thing will love it. I'd eyeball a universal tank from Clarke too. http://clarkemfg.com/
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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Never heard of using Rotella T or any diesel oil in a bike before, any reason for this?

There was a 1974 CL350 in the room next to this bike, I may just drive the 1,200 miles back and pick up another wallet emptying project

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #18
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never heard of it? It is a most often argued point across the internet!

It is wet clutch friendly, commonly used by everyone now. You can pay 4-5 times as much for oil that is sold at a MC dealership that is arguably no better. I run it in a fleet of MX and street bikes, I had been a Amsoil dealer/deciple before this became common knowledge and practice among bike racers.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #19
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Well how about that shit. The thing only holds like 1 liter of oil anyway but I guess it'll work. 15w40 the weight to get?

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #20
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I think anything from 10-30 to 20-50 will be just fine in that engine.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #21
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The Carb rebuild kit finally came today

I also dropped the carb in a bowl on pinesol, it looks like I'm in the middle of a science project in my garage right now. That crap went from normal to frothy hell in just a few hours. Can't wait to see what the carb looks like after work tomorrow, it is fairly clean right now.

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #22
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The Pinesol worked very well at cleaning up that carb, but the froth looks like hell.




I used a NOS carb rebuild kit that came with a new pilot jet, needle, float thingy, mixture screw, idle screw, and gaskets.



And here it is installed.



I gave the thing a few kicks after filling the bowl with gas and got it to start at half throttle but it won't hold an idle and revs much easier when you take the choke off but dies if you don't keep the throttle open.


Here is the hard part folks. I have never tuned a carb before so I will need some help.

I have no idea what to set the screws at and I hear that the float height is important?

Any insight would be great.

-Jake

EDIT: Oh yeah, I broke the kickstart lever while kicking the thing over so I have another one of those on the way as well.
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