- Dec 29, 2007
I have read all the links to setting the float level . My bike is running rich when riding, at idle it is fine by the gas analyser and the mercury guages show the balance spot on after checking timing etc. Rev up to 3000rpm and the analyser goes into the rich scale. Run up and down the freeway and the plugs show rich even after dropping the needle clip to the top groove. Moved the floats up and down as per the links on the amals and at the setting suggested .080" would not idle and was way to lean on idle plus the ticklers did not reach the floats to flood carbys on start up. The floats were set above the float bowl when I first stripped them and was way too rich but the ticklers reached them. I have them set just below the bowl edge and the ticklers do not reach the floats but it idles perfect. I am going to strip the jets out and see if I can measure the needle jet size and will see if I can get a carby kit with new jets for next weekend but would love to know where the float should be set. I even conected the fuel lines to just the float bowls and measured the actual fuel in the bowl at one of the recomened settings and it was way to low. Thanks.