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Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Unsprung, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Unsprung

    Unsprung In the Potters hand...
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    I’ll see if I can get a set at HD tomorrow and swap them out. Looks like if it doesn’t clear up, I’m riding the busa with momma on the back...nah, I’ll drive first:oops:. Just nothing like riding my dog since I got the first one.
     
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    I have used both, never tried doubling them up though. Now you got me thinking...

    I have used torque cones too and keep going back and forth of with and without. I had one shop tell me they are no good an another swear by them. Really never noticed a difference
     
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    What pipes are you running ?
     
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    V&H BR with 31/76 jets baffled
     
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    Do they have 02 sensor plugs? Reason I ask it that my old pipes had a crack in them around the plugs or they could be loose. It’s a long shot but worth asking


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    Not that I remember but I will inspect them good tomorrow. Hopefully HD has a set of gaskets.
     
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    I just looked at my V&h pipes 2/2 and they don’t have them. Would try what Eric is suggesting and go from there good luck


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    Will do Paul. 3am comes by quickly so I’m gonna catch some shut eye. Thanks all
     
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    When you put in the new carb I'm gonna guess you replaced the carb gasket too?

    It seems funny to me even if it's an exhaust gasket that your having this much trouble. I would think spinning the idle screw a bit you should still see the change in idle when warm.

    Also I've noticed once that tach starts blinking it doesn't stop until I crack the throttle a little then idle just sits back at 1k. I think it's just because that thing really only triggers with >500 RPM differences.

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    If you go to S&S website, you can print out details on everything you need to set up carb. take your time and do step by step. if you still have problems call S&S in the past they have been very helpful.
     
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    Exhaust gaskets look good and I did not try cracking the throttle but will now. I won’t have new gaskets until later today but here’s a pic of the pipes and exhaust ports. White ashy look to it. image.jpg
     
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    Exhaust gaskets look good....when I say crack it I don't mean anything north of like 2k RPM or anything. Just a slow twist of the throttle is fine too.

    That looks a little lean to me! Haha. But your running a 31/76 so it should be the right stuff! It could just be residue from the old carb that wasn't running right since it was broken and it hasn't ran enough yet to give you an idea of how it's doing.

    If you want to be sure once you get it all back together you can reset the carb to the S&S recommended settings and just start from scratch again not like it should take more than a few minutes!

    Good luck! I hope you get it this time around! I know you rode it before so should be good enough to get you around Daytona anyways, right? Just Bring a screwdriver with you and let John Sachs play with it! Haha

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    I should give John a call. I’m going to Deltona and the bike will sit there four days until I get back there on Friday.

    Thanks for the advice Eric, I will have new gaskets in tonight and just took off the after market plug wires and installed stock black wires back in. Carb is already set at stock and waiting for gaskets, lol.
     
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    Hopefully it will fit on Rob's (Road Hog) dyno. He should be able to make it spot on unless there's another problem. He's at the Cabbage Patch.
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    Thanks again John, always good talking to you.
     
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    Hallelujah fellas. Followed advice from the forum and Kers instructional video, pun intended, and voila. Running like a CHAMP RIGHT NOW. I will test ride tomorrow and small tweaking but it’s good now. I think I had it way to lean and was misreading the carb guide. See y’all in Daytona and thanks for the help.
     
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    patience grasshopper, see how it works out ?
    glad you got it right
     
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    Boom

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    Awesome good to hear


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    Just got back from a test ride. Wow. Snappy, and even smoother, (maybe it’s the shoes). Hard to stop grinning :D to keep bugs out of my teeth. Eric, the Champion plugs may have helped with the vibrations after all. Thanks again to all. Now it’s time to mow the yard. :(
     
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