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  • Maritime: I ran regular gas all trip but knowing I might let the bike sit a bit I filled with Supreme(no ethanol in CAD) so 3/4 of the tank would be supreme and 1/4 regular. will need to fill up on way home and will do another tank of supreme and put some seafoam in and see what happens.
    Jul 18, 2019, 09:50:05
  • advCo: Yeah sounds like a clogged pilot maybe
    Jul 18, 2019, 10:12:41
  • Maritime: Hoping that's it. I am thinking fuel because it was not reving good above 3K until more than 1/4 throttle when I rolled on it and if ignition it would have been at full advance so I think crap fuel and slightly clogged slow jets are the culprit
    Jul 18, 2019, 10:20:37
  • JustinLonghorn:
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:14:35
  • Jimbonaut: I wonder if that's the same problem I'm having with my KLR.  It's pretty boggy at low revs but better at high.  It's stalling when I come to a stop too
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:31:20
  • Jimbonaut: Thanks for the insight!
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:31:56
  • advCo: Jim could be your jetting as well
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:33:51
  • Jimbonaut: I could well be.  I know it's running really rich (exhaust kinda stinks and the plug is always carbon fouled) but at WOT I get a nice clean plug.  It's more at low rpm that the engine bogs and stalls when I come to a stop (or even slow down)
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:50:56
  • Jimbonaut: I think maybe get a smaller sized pilot jet?  It's all a bit weird though as the jets are stock but I have a big bore, less restrictive exhaust and airbox.  If anything I'd've thought I'd need bigger jets if anything.  Smaller seems counter intuitive
    Jul 18, 2019, 12:52:38
  • advCo: Yeah I'm not up on jetting do I don't really know. But if it smells rich its probably rich somewhere along the line
    Jul 18, 2019, 13:52:33
  • Maritime: They say that sometimes a big bore needs a down jet on the slow as it pulls harder and if the jets to big it gets too much fuel
    Jul 18, 2019, 14:01:56
  • Jimbonaut: That would make sense Mike
    Jul 18, 2019, 14:09:56
  • Jimbonaut: The smallest pilot jet that Kawasaki make is a 40, but HD use the same carb on a lot of their bikes too and I they make smaller sizes
    Jul 18, 2019, 14:10:51
  • Jimbonaut: Maybe a 38?
    Jul 18, 2019, 14:11:14
  • advCo: Try Jetsrus
    Jul 18, 2019, 14:38:28
  • Maritime: Jets R us is good. I found rare jets there reasonable for the virago. May need to ship to Houlton though I don't think they ship to Canuckistan. Good thing you know a guy LOL
    Jul 18, 2019, 15:53:01
  • advCo: Ahhh, more welding on the bus today. I feel like I'm getting nowhere this week
    Jul 18, 2019, 16:59:41
  • JustinLonghorn: Spot, move, repeat.
    Jul 18, 2019, 17:43:50
  • JustinLonghorn:
    Jul 18, 2019, 17:45:17
  • Maritime: So bike is rich?? Seafoamed t
    Jul 18, 2019, 18:28:18
  • Maritime: Then road home 25 min did the ton, road slow etc. Stalled going up deiveway. Fired it up and had to rev the shit out of it to get it ip the hill. Stopped and ii dled and as I reved it stuttered and you could smell fuel. No smoke. Not sjre wtf
    Jul 18, 2019, 18:30:00
  • Jimbonaut: ppp
    Jul 18, 2019, 23:01:46
  • Jimbonaut: I'll take you up on that Mike - the jets are cheap as chips but shipping to MTL is a joke
    Jul 18, 2019, 23:02:22
  • Jimbonaut: ordered =)
    Jul 18, 2019, 23:02:33
  • JustinLonghorn:
    Jul 19, 2019, 09:11:54
  • advCo: That may be my favorite rat rod of all time
    Jul 19, 2019, 09:27:22
  • Maritime: that thing is cool
    Jul 19, 2019, 09:30:15
  • advCo: Buy my stuff: [link]
    Jul 19, 2019, 09:49:24
  • irk miller: Fuck yeah that thing is cool.  I have those same glass packs on mine.
    Jul 19, 2019, 11:05:23
  • advCo: Whats going on with yours Irk?
    Jul 19, 2019, 11:10:31
  • Maritime: Well I think I just figured out the GL issue. There are O-RIngs in the plenum area for fuel that shit the bed from ethenol and age and looks like mine have, I am running rich, smell fuel and have some on the intake floor under the air cleaner and my fuel mileage dropped so I will be pulling carbs and replacing rings and seals.
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:27:48
  • advCo: Hopefully that takes care of it eh
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:31:05
  • advCo: I had to go unclog our condensate line for the AC at 11:30 last night, it got up to 81 in the house before I realized. Sucked about 5 gallons of water out of the drip pan and drain line but A/C is working again
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:31:56
  • Maritime: At least you found it. We've had to run AC more this month than last 5 years combined
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:34:55
  • Maritime: looks like I should bite the bullet and do a full on carb rebuild on the GL I've never done it, it's got almost 180K miles on it, this winter I will buy the Randakk's kit and do it
    Jul 19, 2019, 12:47:33
  • cbrianroll: I've used randalls kit...its good...the first time I cleaned my plenum I'm not sure what the po did but they were clogged... completely...
    Jul 19, 2019, 13:28:53
  • advCo: Pretty good deal if you've never done a full rebuild Mike
    Jul 19, 2019, 13:42:07
  • advCo: I need to run the gas out of the BMW and put some fresh stuff with stabilizer in there as I probably won't have time to ride it before the its way too hot to ride right now anyways
    Jul 19, 2019, 13:42:39
  • Maritime: Yep The first 5 years I had the bike we didn't have ethenol in our gas, then they added it to the regular so 4-5 years it's had it and also whenever I toured in the US it got it so it's finally eaten the orings away. The issue is all over the GL forums I found it in minutes and it's all folks in US with ethenol gas, Canadians are just starting to see this issue. The Randakk's kits are Viton and ethenol resistant so this will be the first and last time I'll need to do this
    Jul 19, 2019, 13:45:59
  • Maritime: I know what to ask for for my B-Day this year LOL
    Jul 19, 2019, 13:46:43
  • advCo: Good deal, one and then done. I've had the carbs in and out of the BMW probably 10 times and I've only owned it 1.5 years lol. I hope to leave them in for a while.
    Jul 19, 2019, 14:21:51
  • Maritime: Ha, this will be a big deal, it takes 8-10 hours to rebuild the carbs properly LOL
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:31:48
  • Maritime: that's after you get the bloody things out of the bike
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:32:13
  • cbrianroll: have you pulled the before? it sucks lol.
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:52:12
  • Maritime: I've had them out once when I had to remove the engine to fix a broken stator bolt. I am not looking forward to it LOL
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:54:13
  • Maritime: I think I may just do a full frame up resto-mod if I have to pull shit anyway
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:55:15
  • Maritime: TIming belts are do this winter as well. My electronic China tach is not working right anymore. I really hate the fenders on it and the seat is hedious but comfortable. I want to have a nicer sleaker seat to swap to for solo short rides
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:57:10
  • Maritime: I need to fix my sidestand tab, it's bent from the crash and the bike doesn't lean enough the tang is gone to put it down as well
    Jul 19, 2019, 15:58:28
  • cbrianroll: sounds like allt of work planned...I cut off my 78s rear...slimming and shortening it...I should start a build thread...
    Jul 19, 2019, 17:12:37
  • cbrianroll: oops...update my build thread..
    Jul 19, 2019, 17:26:11

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