now i am worried about my bullet. I'm still a newbie . i bought my 99 just last June. the guy said he put a new exhaust on it and it turned blue. he knows less than i do. i checked the timing and it was retarded allot. i advanced it till i felt good about it. but after reading this? the exhaust is a shorty megaphone, i think that's what you call it, and it has a k&n flat round filter like a pancake. it also has a piece of radiator hose holding the carb on . i have one of those high dollar rebuild kits from japan and a replacement mounting tube but haven't done anything with it cause i was going to read up on mikcarb rebuild and and try it my self. but in the meantime i don't want to burn up a piston. so any advise on making sure i don't burn it up for now till i learn the ways of carb rebuild and tuning.
thanks, i will do some reading before i take it apart and clean it and put it back with the new parts. as for now, i never need to use the enrich lever to start it. should i adjust something right away before i ride anymore or do you mean cold start as in ambient temps below 50 f ?
ok. i dont know whats in there now. i see the new kit has main #110 and pilot #25. the enrichment lever is always horizontal, off, with the pluger down. before i order bigger pilot and main jets i should have a look at whts in there now. if i have been starting it without the help of enrichment it may have some big honkin jets in there already. about checking for leaks. i read to spray wd40 around the intake gasket... but for exhaust, the "silencer" is clamped tight , other than that and no holes in the pipes what is there to look for?
i appreciate all the help. i am 880 ft elevation. and now that i look at the header i do see a small amount of carbon on the pipe around the port. i was planning to wrap the pipe with fiberglass, add a heat fin, and replace the El cheap o muffler that is pitted with a new El cheap o muffler that will look good for a year or two. i think that how old the one on there is. so adding a heat fin will require pulling the pipe away anyway i may as well put it back right. so I'm all ears.
well, if any of you gearheads are still out there, i didn't jump ship and swim back to japan. i wanted to go ahead and those jets before i take it apart. i just got the parts from our friends here in the states but they sent the wrong main jet. but i did take care of that exhaust leak and wrapped the pipe with fiberglass. i didn't put the heat fin on because i thought i wouldn't be able to slide it down the pipe past the wrap to check for leaks. does any one think the wrap could cause the head to run hot? i mean the heat has to go somewhere. if the wrap keeps it from radiating from the pipe then the pipe itself will retain more and its inside the exhaust port.
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