I am always a bit nervous to start a new thread, especially about a topic that has so much info available. I just want to be careful and not burn up my bike.
I recently did a small overhaul on my bikes suspension. In doing so I took off the air box and oil injection system. When I put it back together I primed the oil line from the pump to the carb neck so I wouldn't have any run time without oil. (thought that was smart)
I should mention that the bike is new to me, I bought it this winter and only put a couple hours on it. During those couple hours I had noticed some issues with spooge and bogging off idle especially when cold. So while I had it apart I pulled the jets. According to the Beta Chart it had been jetted for 7500-10000 feet which makes sense as it came from the black hills in SD. I installed the correct jets for my altitude and current temp, got the bike back together and fired it up!
Sooooooo..... I am new to two strokes but I was guessing that richening the jetting would make More spooge, and more smoke. I only rode for a couple minutes so I can't comment on the spooge but it has almost no smoke. This would not bother me except I had the OI out and want to make sure that the smoke difference is the jetting change and not the OI not working. I also put in AMSoil Dominator. Not sure what was in it but it was blue.
1. Could richer/correct jetting cause less smoking?
2. If I had spooge, wouldn't richening make it worse? It was owned by and older gentleman (72yrs) so i am guessing not hammered and the packing may be saturated
3. Without tearing out the OI (I know the arguments) can I be assured it is pumping oil?
In the few minutes I rode it it ran great, with my limited experience I would have to say that the low was more crisp and less boggy on the pipe seemed more responsive. It all is new to me and I don't always know what I am feeling but love the bike and don't want to burn it up.
You guys have helped learn a lot bout this bike so thanks.
I just realized when I signed that the name "Gary" gives no credibility to my enduro prowess. The tag on my 500 says "Raging Petunia" so go figure