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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gingereggy View Post
Yeah so fuel does flow into the carb as Iíve pulled it off and tested it, il have a another go today by putting the air filter box back on. Maybe itís getting to much air with the choke opennmight try it with choke closed
It's probably not going to start without the air box on. CV carbs are like that.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 05:55 PM
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At start up and at idle, it makes little difference if the airbox or pods are in place. The upper end of the rpm range will show the lean condition caused by pods or no air filters and not so much the pilot or enrichener circuits. If there is gas in the bowl, engine vacuum will draw this gas in if the pilot jets are clear. Did you install new pilot jets? In any case, running pods on Teikei carbs isn't a great idea as larger pilot jets or main jets, for that matter, are hard to come by. They can be had but the jets in a jet kit are stock size and won't do well with pods. I would stop looking at the carbs for the time being and look at valve clearances; sounds like there isn't any.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 12:49 PM
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Yeah I had seen them not start with a naked carb but likely they had other issues as well.

I just got through installing new jets in mine and tried starting it without anything behind the carbs and it fired right up. It did not take the gas that well but idled ok.

I will update my thread on pods a bit later as I just finished going that route. Well almost finished. I am in the tuning stage atm.

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