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No Longer As Depressed, Thanks TT regulars

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Posted yesterday that I was about to give up due to hard starting. Thanks to everyone for your replies and help.

Finally got it started today, found a big hill, put a big guy on it and shoved them down. Lo and behold, it actually fired up.....didn't run for long off the choke, but it got going.

Lugged them back up the hill, pushed em off again, and this time let the choke on for about two minutes after it started. This time it kept running after a bit of fiddling with the idle adjustment knob, but, still had a few issues.

First, it seemed to be searching for its correct idle off throttle. It would run fast for a bit, then bog down. This was while standing still in neutral.

I had to be quick on the throttle a few times while riding it to keep it from stalling out whenever I coasted.

I'm guessing the carb is the culprit. I live at an altitude of 900 feet in Ohio, and won't be going much lower or higher than that.

Does this sort of uneven idling and hard starting sound familiar to anyone? Would a re-jetting and cleaning of the carb fix it? Any ideas to settings?

Thanks again for everyone's help...I really appreciated it.

=Jim

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Clean the carb. Your pilot jet is most likely the culprit. Ream it out with a bread tie wire with the plastic burnt off it.

Hold it up to a bright light source before and after to see if it was clogged.

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I had a similar problem with a friends XR4. Turned out to be an air leak on a damaged O-ring on the intake.

At any rate, I would follow r00t4rd3d suggestion to clean the carb and check for air leaks.

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I guess that I should say to lift up the sub frame to remove the carb. Trying to force the carb in by pulling the airbox back is how the O-ring was damaged.:banana:

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