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  • #21
    Originally posted by Shores View Post

    No, this is likely because you over oiled the filter. Very easy to do...I’ve done it. Ride it like you stole it for 50 miles or so to blow out the excess KN recharge oil. I had a friend last week who was complaining of decreased mileage after the dealer recharged his Stratoliner filter. I told him I suspected the same problem and sure enough after a few miles his mileage returned to normal.
    Ok, that's encouraging. And a good reason to RIDE until I ride it out Thanks.

    Shiny Side ⬆︎ Rubber Side ⬇︎

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    • #22
      Oh your the 5.5 quarts guy!!!

      Yes, there's a really good chance 5.5 quarts was making things worse. Having the crankvent hooked to the back of the airbox, will simply add oil to the filter. Many a stock paper filter has been destroyed by soaking up oil from the crank vent air. Even though the air shouild have been on the inside of the filter going directly to the carb throat, it still managed to oil soak the paper filter.
      When you relocate it, besure and block off the hole in the back of the air box where it was connected.

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      • #23
        Pulled the skinny jet off to the side and it says 35 on the side with the square within a square.

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        • #24
          That’s stock. Step up to the 37.5 Mikuni Pilot, and get the needle and seat swapped out. As bad as it sounds from your post, I’d imagine the oring that seals the seat is shot also. The new needle and seat, comes as a set with a new oring on the seat base. Lube it with a little grease or oil, before you slip it back into it’s little hole.

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          • #25
            How will it run with the 35 for this weekend?

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            • #26
              It’ll be fine. The 37.5’s big benefit is in the off idle throttle response.

              That is one ugly needle and seat. Add a couple ounces of Seafoam, MMO, or Techron to every other tank of fuel or so, and that won’t happen to the new one.

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              • #27
                Last question for now I think. Is this the right one to get? I added some seafoam when I filled it up and went around the block a few times.

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                • #28
                  This is the correct replacement, but I think Davej has mentioned that one will work.

                  http://www.jetsrus.com/a_jets_by_car...-103_pilot.htm
                  look for the N224.103 number, and pic the correct size.

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                  • #29
                    Thank you. I will order one and change that when I get some new screws for the float bowl.

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                    • #30
                      How did you get a Barons needle all by itself. The screws are usually in the kit.

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                      • #31
                        I am guessing the original owner had the carb jetted by the dealer when they put on the BAK and V&H Exhaust.

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                        • #32
                          Take one of your bowl screws to a decent HW store, and get hex head replacements in stainless steel.

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                          • #33
                            Got the carb put back on and took it for a test ride. It rode fine for 20 miles and a few stops. Then it started popping in the exhaust while I was sitting at a stop light. I got it home and looked and didn't see anything loose.

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                            • #34
                              If it does it again, ease the Enricher out a bit and see if the popping goes away. If it does, there’s a pretty good chance you might have created an air leak at the manifold to head joints.
                              It’s not uncommon, when removing and messing with the carb, to end up with a leak there.

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