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Thread: Wet sumping question/hard to kick

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    I just saw your post Peter. I hope you're feeling better.
    Eric Smith
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    I just went to baseline the carb adjustments and was surprised what I found. The low-speed screw was only 7/8 of a turn open from seated. The high-speed screw was 1-7/8 turns open from seated. The baseline adjustments mentioned in the book are 4 and 1-1/2 turns, respectively. So the low-speed is set far leaner than the baseline, yet the plugs still fouled at idle. Has anyone seen adjustments this far away from the baseline?

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    Lipdog!

    Please make certain that your LS needle is 3.5" long, the spring in the knob is on top of the needle, and the lift spring collar is in place with the flat side down.

    I send M344s out set at three and a half turns on the LS, and one and a half on the HS, but that assumes a sealed manifold assembly.

    ....Cotten
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Lipdog!

    Please make certain that your LS needle is 3.5" long, the spring in the knob is on top of the needle, and the lift spring collar is in place with the flat side down.

    ....Cotten
    Can I just unscrew it to see? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipdog View Post
    Can I just unscrew it to see? Thanks.
    You will need a screwdriver, Lipdog!

    ...Cotten
    PS: Here the collar is called a "spring seat".
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    You will need a screwdriver, Lipdog!
    ...and be prepared for the little spring loaded ball to go flying if you're not careful! (...don't ask me how I know.)
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisten-bully View Post
    ...and be prepared for the little spring loaded ball to go flying if you're not careful! (...don't ask me how I know.)
    I usually have to weld out the LS detente ball, Harry!

    Only if its frozen, of course...

    The choke detente always makes an escape.

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    Starting a new thread on the carb question...

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    I checked the bike again and it definitely wet sumps. Can that be normal for a newly rebuilt bike? I like the idea of a valve to shut the oil supply while the bike is sitting. Does anyone have a part number/thread size for a valve?

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    I like the advice of PRG above:

    "(G)etting a kiwi ez drain and a dedicated 5 quart oil container and draining off after a ride if this machine is to sit at all. As that size container permits all the oil to be drained off
    , no measuring required when the next ride comes around, just pour it in and go."

    Simple clean, effective No clouds No worries.

    Have you reached out to your builder? What does he say??

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