A properly tuned carb only needs the enrichener pulled out, then it will gradually go in by itself as you ride it or use the throttle..... and no annoying enrichner to fool with as the bike gradually warms up.
Your problem is clear to me......You live in Alabama.Hey Dave-
I call mine properly tuned...but it don't slide in automatically. It either goes in as soon as I let go of it or it never goes in. I can't maintain the sweet spot where it slides itself in at the right time. I know I know...replace the cheap arse plastic lock nut that I wrung out 2 years ago. lol
Seriously, the manual says smoething like *warm up for 15-30 seconds, then ride for 3 minutes or 2 miles with enrichner all the way out, then push the enrichner halfway in & ride for another 3 minutes or 2 miles, then push the enrichner all the way in.*
There lies my problem: after the first 3 minutes or 2 miles I'm at my first destination, all my other stops are also less than 3 minutes & 2 miles away, so I ride my Evo all day & it never warms up & runs like crap. Much more so in the winter.
<<<Letting a carb bike sit and idle to get warm is asking for loaded up cylinders.>>>
I couldn't agree more! That's something many Harley riders fail to understand.
I ride an 04 Fatboy FI and I can tell you that the problem was not fixed by 2004. I had the fuel line rubbing pinholes in my tank lines and causing all kinds of sputtering and backfiring. When the tank was full, it worked fine, but when the gas level fell below the pinholes, thats when it started suckin air. My fix was just new fuel lines. But I don't use a MOCO service shop.My guy is an independent that does not try to stick you for unnecessary repairs. Other than that problem, I love the EFI. Would not go back to carbs.....DocI like carbs but thats irelevent. If you do decide on EFI I'd worry more about fuel delivery or problems inside the tank, cant specify years/models (I know of 00's) but they did have problems with fuel lines rubbing against the tank inards and starting to leak. The HD fix,, best I heard was a whole new fuel pump assembly. Though some have come up with their own brand of fix thats cheaper. Supposedly this has been fixed on later models but I cant really get anyone to tell me exactly when the "fix was in".