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Old 03-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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bike is running rich, suggestions?

ever since my yoshi slipon install, i had planned on taking my bike to Motorcycles Unlimited for tuning. ever since i moved, the money has just not been there for bike stuff.
i know nothing about how carbs work or how to tune or maintain them. i guess i need to adjust my carbs, but i dont know how.
a few people have said that a slipon should not require tuning.
the exhaust is also pretty loud. i have some suspicions of it being gutted. i dont know.
the performance is fine, a little sluggish on hard accel from low speeds, but still decent. and i do notice a little extra heat on my right leg, but thatcould just be due to a longer/faster commute and changing weather. ???

any suggestions/ideas?

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oh, and no internet at the new place yet, i miss you, mh! *sob*
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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It's probably not rich but lean.
Can you give a bit more detail on what exhaust / if it's gutted, what air filter you're running, etc.?
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its a yoshimura slip on. im not sure of the model. i got it from ebay off of a wrecked bike.
im using a bmc air filter
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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It's definitely very lean with that set up.
To get by temporarily you can raise the needles 1mm and open the fuel screws to 3 turns out.
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thanks patrick
what would be a more permanent solution? should i look linto getting a carb kit or something?
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Bigger mains and a shim would help also richening the idle mixture.
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lol, pm sent, patrick. i suck
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