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    2003 RS Midnight. This just started...after warming up the bike i close the choke and it idles perfectly. But every time i accelerate in first gear from a stop i get hesitation and have it to feather the throttle to keep it running until it smooths out.. Once i get riding the hesitation only lasts for approximately 5 mins and then the bike runs beautiful. I ran a can of seafoam through the fuel system but nothing has changed. I checked the connections underneath the carb for the heater and all good there. Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
    "Dont ride faster than your angels can fly"

  • #2
    Check for air leaks at points that expand and seal when it heats up a little, exhaust flanges, intake, enricher cover and so on.

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    • #3
      Take a pic of your enricher cover on side of carb if it looks like this you need a new (aluminum) one.
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      LET'S RIDE

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      • Sharpman66
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        I've replaced the cover with an aluminum one

    • #4
      These bikes tend to be cold blooded. Maybe it's just not totally warmed up.

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      • DEEPHATE
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        I was thinking the same thing..

      • Sharpman66
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        This problem just started. The carburetor backfires and hesitates only for a few minutes.

    • #5
      it also takes some time starting... the starter turns over 8 or 10 times before it runs. But only after the bike has sat overnight. Do you think it could be maybe an issue with the float?
      "Dont ride faster than your angels can fly"

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      • #6
        The weather is changing and it take a little longer before you push the choke off. You might also want to turn the PMS screw out another 1/4 to 1/2 turn in the colder weather.

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