So the deep socket I have that i thought fit the spark plug is a tad to small. Went to my local hardware shop to find out that their sold out of the one i need. I'll have to make a longer trip out later when I have more time.
What i've found though on this short trip is a few things.
1) My spark is confusing......I started my bike, let it warm for a few minutes and then when it was all good to go, I shut it off, pulled the cap off my right spark plug and tried starting the bike. It started just fine.......But.....I rode the bike to my local hardware shop, probably just a 8 minute ride, parked it, went inside for about 10 minutes, came back out and did the same thing. However this time it would not start with the right spark cap off, but it did when i put the cap right back on. Odd?
2) I've got some backfiring now, i don't think i had any before i cleaned up the carbs. its of course coming out the right exhaust. Its only happening when i'm idling, at a stop and what not. Never when i'm accelerating/decelerating or even just cruising higher than my idle rev. EDIT: i'm not sure if backfiring would be the right word, i would say its more of a pop.
3) the right carb is making a odd sound, and even though i'm not familiar with the sound, it sounds like its starving for gas. Kind of like a gasping sound, almost a little sputter too?
4) This i think might be the key....when i got back i looked over my carbs. I was confident I didn't mess with the floats when I cleaned them up, so I wanted to see if their was anything else that might be odd. Got real close and looked at every angle, that's when I noticed my mix screws. Their at the top, and for my year (1980) theirs supposed to be a cap on them, but i know the previous owner got rid of them so that it would be more accessible. What i noticed is that my left mix screw was higher than my right one....significantly. My left screw looked leveled/flush with the carb casing, but the right screw was probably a few turns in, so it was noticeably deeper into the hole. I know that this screw is what controlls the air/gas ratio, any chance that it could be whats causing my lack of gas in the bowl?
Any help is much appreciated.
Last edited by 650proj; 06-20-2012 at 2:00 PM.