Pilot screw - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
EODGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 231
Garage
Pilot screw

Just rebuilt the CV carb on my 04 sporty. I'm hoping that she just needed a good cleaning from being in storage. Worth a try before I start messing with the jets. It's running a .42 intermediate jet and a 180 main jet. Where should I set the pilot jet screw for the first start and adjustment? Thanks!


If EOD were easy, the Coast Guard would do it!
EODGuy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:24 PM
I'll help you hide the body
 
misinlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S Florida
Posts: 6,807
1.5-2 turns out

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.



borrowed from gtrman66
Rules:
#1. Post #1: "New to Community"
#2. Buy a HD Service Manual, best $70 you'll spend
#3. Try the search function, we might have already answered your question
#4. Don't post classifieds until you meet the rules
#5. Don't bad mouth dealers until we know you, there are always 2 sides
misinlink is online now  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
A 42 is rather lean, IMHO. I'd be running a 45. Leave the 180 main.

You can run the 45 pilot, and start at 1 turn out.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
EODGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 231
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave63 View Post
A 42 is rather lean, IMHO. I'd be running a 45. Leave the 180 main.

You can run the 45 pilot, and start at 1 turn out.
I was having problems with it running lean. I'm running exhaust with no baffles and had it jetted in GA several years back. It ran great there, but I got to AZ and started having problems with it spitting back through the breather every 10-15 seconds.

It stayed in storage for a long time without being started so I'm hoping it just needs a good cleaning since the elevation between GA and AZ isn't that far off. If this doesn't work I'll give the 45 intermediate a try. Thanks!


If EOD were easy, the Coast Guard would do it!
EODGuy is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
How close are you to a dealer? If it's crazy far or something I can mail ya one.....

Figure out what's faster and PM me your addy if you need one.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
EODGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 231
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave63 View Post
How close are you to a dealer? If it's crazy far or something I can mail ya one.....

Figure out what's faster and PM me your addy if you need one.
That's really nice of you man. I was just going to order one off the web. I just took it for a test run and everything is good except it's still spitting at low throttle (cruising around 55 mph in 5th gear). Is this something that can be fixed with the pilot jet screw?


If EOD were easy, the Coast Guard would do it!
EODGuy is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM
I'll help you hide the body
 
misinlink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S Florida
Posts: 6,807
sound like could be accel pump diaphragm issue...

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.



borrowed from gtrman66
Rules:
#1. Post #1: "New to Community"
#2. Buy a HD Service Manual, best $70 you'll spend
#3. Try the search function, we might have already answered your question
#4. Don't post classifieds until you meet the rules
#5. Don't bad mouth dealers until we know you, there are always 2 sides
misinlink is online now  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
EODGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 231
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by misinlink View Post
sound like could be accel pump diaphragm issue...
That's all brand new. Replaced it in the rebuild.


If EOD were easy, the Coast Guard would do it!
EODGuy is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by EODGuy View Post
That's really nice of you man. I was just going to order one off the web. I just took it for a test run and everything is good except it's still spitting at low throttle (cruising around 55 mph in 5th gear). Is this something that can be fixed with the pilot jet screw?
Yes. However, turn the AF screw out to 2.5 turns and see if it stops.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
EODGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 231
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave63 View Post
Yes. However, turn the AF screw out to 2.5 turns and see if it stops.
Done and she's still spitting. Looks like I'm gonna order a 45 jet.


If EOD were easy, the Coast Guard would do it!
EODGuy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome