Fouling plugs


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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by Cosmobiker » Fri May 25, 2018 11:43 am



Pulled my newly rebuilt carbs and was shocked to find them full of red fine grains. Dissected my fuelfilter. It has losened and it seems like the glue or something in there is getting into the carbs. So .... back to cleaning and new filter.







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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 am

Looks like it might be one of the defective Emgo fuel filters?

Emgo fuel filter failures

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I would advise running a fairly strong dose of Seafoam through your fuel tank to try to clear out whatever adhesive may have gotten through into your carb jets.

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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by Cosmobiker » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:38 am

Im taking the long way and open everything again. But i hear alot of air being sucked into the gas tank when i open the cap. How will this affect the idle? I dont notice any difference when the cap is open. I cant seem to get the nr 1 carb to work properly. Pulled out the idle jet. Clean. Have another carb body im cleaning and installing instead.

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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by Cosmobiker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:46 pm

Seems like someone has made the center hole in the pilot jet bigger on carb 1 and 3. Tried with a thin wire. That went thru both jets. But not on the 2 and 4. How will the bike react to bigger holes and more gas on idle? Ordered keihin 35 replica pilot jets.

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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by Cosmobiker » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:53 am


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Re: Fouling plugs

Post by Cosmobiker » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:51 am

Got it back together. And it is idling fine. Tested a short trip and it seems ok. Think it needs a good trip to blow it clean.
Hope it is finally back to operating state. Then over to changing fork rings and change oil.



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