Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
The only thing you changed were the main jets and added a shim to the needles. The mains only come into use at over 1/2 throttle on up and the needles at about 1/4 throttle.
To me that indicates that your issue is probably with the needles....or that you put the main jets where the pilots should go and vice versa.
You really shouldn't be that rich with that intake and full pipes. However, we are kind of taking an educated guess on the jetting for your intake. From my experience with others using close to the same set up...the jetting shouldn't be that far off. However, we aren't there to actually see everything you have. You could put the stock jets back in, leave the shim on the needles and see what happens.
If it was me, I'd get back into the carbs and double check the reassembly....did you use the stock pilots like suggested?
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Last edited by Sick Mick; 08-27-2014 at 11:59 AM.