- Mar 7, 2020
Hello all. I have an 850 1974 that I recently bought. It was running way rich so I pulled the single Mikuni and discovered that the needle was fitted ABOVE the plate that holds it down. Ok great that has to be it, put it back together and it stated but was running too high RPM with the throttle closed, choke on. Turn choke off and it dies, no amount of throttle will keep it running. It was running before but rich, fouling plugs. Took carb back down, cleaned, blew out (this is an new carb) and it would not start. Got spark. Then it just locked up, would not kick, I pulled the primary cover and put a wrenck on the bolt on the stator, would not move so I turned it backwards it it wold move to a point then would not turn. Moved forward to the same point and it would go no further. Bike has 1100 miles on a complete rebuild. Any ideas?