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curtis71
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fuel air mix

Post by curtis71 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:11 pm



whats the best way to ad?just the fuel air mix on a 77 wing?think this is a problem that im having,bike starts and runs good,lots of power but when i get on the throttle it seems to spit and sputter



curtis71
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Re: fuel air mix

Post by curtis71 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:49 pm

would a bad oring off the intake cause spit and sputter

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Re: fuel air mix

Post by dingdong » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:23 am

Fuel mixture adjustment will only effect the bike at idle. If you still have the points on your bike there is a chance the problem is there. I couldn't get rid if a stumble, kept thinking it was in the carbs, until I changed over to Dyna electronic ignition. Could also be a vacuum leak ( O-ring like you asked about) or Sticking carb slides.
Tom

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Re: fuel air mix

Post by thrasherg » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:37 am

Unless you have changed something on the admission/exhaust sides of the engine, or it has always had this problem, I doubt changing the fuel/air mixture is the correct cause. Assuming you have not changed the exhaust, etc recently and that it didn't do this in the past, it is far more likely that the carbs need a good clean. Changing the fuel/air mixture ratio is probably just covering up another problem (like dirty carbs) not fixing the real cause.

Gary



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