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XL600 Carb Question...

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New here to get some expert advice on getting my '87 XL600 going...

Quick history: bike hasn't ran in 10 years, when I got it, I started going through everything, including rebuilding the carbs...

But when I rebuilt my carbs, I neglected to note where the pilot screw was before disassembly. So, how much does the position of the pilot screw affect starting, and if so... What is a good place to start?

The manual states to start at 1.5 turns out, adjust idle after you have the bike warmed up, and then back it out 2 more turns...

So would 3.5 turns out be a good starting point, or 1.5?

Oh, here's a couple pics...

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3.5 turns out seems rather a lot..I normally go to two full 360 deg rotations out on the screw and start from there in or out..

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3.5 turns out seems rather a lot..I normally go to two full 360 deg rotations out on the screw and start from there in or out..

Thanks. I'm going to pull the bowl, and cut off the stopper cap so I can make these adjustments without taking things apart...

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