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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 05:43 AM
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For sure a #45 pilot jet. Did you replace the intake seals when you had the carb off ??? Air leak at the seals equals lean AFR.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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For sure a #45 pilot jet. Did you replace the intake seals when you had the carb off ??? Air leak at the seals equals lean AFR.
I did. I replaced everything that was replaceable.


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Just an update on this: Thanks to Dave's kindness, I installed my .45 jet. I did no adjusting to anything else on the bike. I think the pilot screw is about 2 turns out right now. The bike is running much MUCH better now. I felt a slight hesitation in the throttle that was so minute that I questioned if it was just in my head or not. I rode the bike about 27 miles and it only cut out and spit back through the breather once (as opposed to once every 15-30 seconds before). I think that the hesitation and random spit back can be adjusted out. Any suggestions?


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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 12:53 PM
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I had to put a 45 pilot in my wifes 1200 sportser also. It would take forever to warm up enough to take the gas properly when cold. Runs great now. Definately worked for me.
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If it's a 1200 with high flow AC and pipes the #48 pilot works the best. Less chance of it plugging up when sitting over the layup months too !

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