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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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For us in america, thats about 1/8 of an inch

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HAHA! Thanks for the conversion. I'm a carpenter here in the good ol US of A. We deal in feet and inches lol

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Yea your welcome lol

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Ok, so I did the clear tube test. Got her to fire up of her own accord! It's definitely a step in the right direction. Still only runs with the choke on though. I think I may have stumbled across the answer in the vast expanses of the interwebs though. From what I can tell, somewhere along the way Mikuni decided to remove the tube that runs between the main jet and the pilot jet allowing fuel to flow straight into the pilot jet rather than be re directed through the main. When I got a rebuild kit for the carbs, they came with the rubber pilot jet plugs. Naturally with this being my first bike and my first adventure into the wonderful world of carburetors, I assumed they were necessary and the PO had removed them for whatever reason.

I'm wondering if the answer to my prayers is to simply remove those plugs and allow fuel to make it to the pilot jets. Thoughts?
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Well that fixed it!!! She now runs with the choke off and I have instant throttle response. Now to go for some test rides and see how she performs under load!
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Im glad u got her goin

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