XTXion

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  1. I posted a while back about my bike, how it wouldn't run. Turns out I forgot a jet. Rebuilt them at 2 am and put everything away then it all started. Decided to look and found the jet! Put it in, set the floats to a good height and now it runs and rips around pretty good. We'll almost. It takers a few kicks to start when cold, is that normal? I've been told they usually only take one or two. Once running and warm I have to keep the chole cracked a bit to keep it running good. Not sure why. Bad adjustment maybe? And finally when riding I occasionally get a pop out the exhaust, or carbs not sure, but it will randomly backfire like that. Then when coming to a stop if I just let off the throttle sometimes will get a high idle, or it will cut off. As of now it is rideable though. Starts and runs. Plenty of power, no longer smoking out the exhaust either. I should also mention I pjut new carb holders on with new o rings under them, clamps are on tight, air filter and air box in place. New plug. I -believe- the two carbs are in sync. Fuel adjustment screw out 3 turns. Floats set to .9 Inc instead of the 1 Inc the manual says. Again it does run, not that bad either, I'm use to yamahas having little quirks like this, like the choke having to be cracked and the fuel screw always has to be out pretty far, like 3 or 4 instead of the usual 2.5 yamaha recommends in the manuals. I've never owned a single cylinder bike before so I don't know what's normal and what I should look into.
  2. Okay I feel dumb... I forgot a small jet that appears to goes in a small channel that I missed... lesson here is dont try rebuilding carbs at 1 am! So now I've got it better but the carbs are all out of whack! Now if I hit the throttle it dies out and pops out the primary carb. Shoot! Gotta figure out how to tune and sync them now!
  3. I rebuilt the carbs, yes, I did my best to clean them. Something might still ne clogging them though, I used carb cleaner. I replaced it with the same jets, yes. Then out the old one back in just to see if it worked...
  4. Yes, i'm new here so if i posted this in the wrong spot i am sorry, but i'm at my wits end... I need help, please!!!!! I've been trying to get this dang thing right or weeks now, but i suck with carbs... I bought this for my self as a christmas present last month, and have been restoring it, buying parts left and right.. When i got it the bike ran okay, had to have the choke cracked a tiny bit... I took the carbs off to inspect the conditions of the boots and sure enough they were crap. Replaced the boots... Figured, hey, while i have it off, rebuild these carbs! Took float bowl off and knocked the floats out of alignment, and now i cant get it to run without having the throttle open pretty wide, i'm guessing to bring the second carb into action. Cant tell if it's running rich or lean, i think it is rich because i have to have the pilot screw all the way in to get it to barely live when warmed up. I've always wanted an XT350, i love the way they feel and look, am i doing something wrong? How should i have my carbs floats set? I dont know if i'm setting it right, i have it set to about the 1.06 in as mentioned in the service manual, but i dont know if i'm checking it in the right spot on the floats? Does anyone know anything about this? I need help... If you'r in my area i will even pay you handsomely in pizza and drinks if you can help! (all money went to parts for the bike...) PLEASE HELP!!!! New progress, I had the floats set a bit off so I set them perfect this time, made sure she was all good, then tried again... no luck, still won't idle at all!!! Only runs if the throttle is open and then runs crappy. Thought maybe the decompression cable was engaging after start up so tried disconnecting it and starting it with out that connected, no luck, same situation, plug is clean and proper gap, tried messing with the pilot screw in every way I could think... help! I'm so confused and don't know what to do!!!
  5. im in Springfield... I'll post this in vintage then thank you
  6. Yes, i'm new here so if i posted this in the wrong spot i am sorry, but i'm at my wits end... I need help, please!!!!! I've been trying to get this dang thing right or weeks now, but i suck with carbs... I bought this for my self as a christmas present last month, and have been restoring it, buying parts left and right.. When i got it the bike ran okay, had to have the choke cracked a tiny bit... I took the carbs off to inspect the conditions of the boots and sure enough they were crap. Replaced the boots... Figured, hey, while i have it off, rebuild these carbs! Took float bowl off and knocked the floats out of alignment, and now i cant get it to run without having the throttle open pretty wide, i'm guessing to bring the second carb into action. Cant tell if it's running rich or lean, i think it is rich because i have to have the pilot screw all the way in to get it to barely live when warmed up. I've always wanted an XT350, i love the way they feel and look, am i doing something wrong? How should i have my carbs floats set? I dont know if i'm setting it right, i have it set to about the 1.06 in as mentioned in the service manual, but i dont know if i'm checking it in the right spot on the floats? Does anyone know anything about this? I need help... If you'r in my area i will even pay you handsomely in pizza and drinks if you can help! (all money went to parts for the bike...) PLEASE HELP!!!!