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Old 07-10-2008, 07:35 AM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: Air mixture screw thingy... I think

Originally Posted by smokinbenrage View Post
Ok, so after many weeks of not being able to ride, I finally have it up and running!!! I have 2 questions.

#1. I was playing with the air mixture screw when my bike was idling. I noticed that if I turn it clockwise the engine starts to rev higher. If I turn it counter-clockwise, it revs lower. My question is what is the best adjustment for the screw and if I have it too tight, will it reck my engine?

#2. My engine starts to make a bbbbbbbbbbbbbbb (not smooth) noise at certain throttle positions. When I twist it some more, it sounds like, mmmmmmmmmm (smooth). What could be going on with the engine? I asked my dad and he said that it is because the engine is out of balance... is this true. If so, how do I fix it?


1. As stated the idle screw is for SPEED ONLY, not mixture.
2. That sounds about right...without a long winded explanation, a two cycle engine (when properly set up) will run smooth (mmmmm) until it has very little load on it, then it will break into a 4 cycle...( bbbbbbbbb). When you come to a hill, or twist the throttle a little more it will again clear out and run smooth...(mmmmm).

Only when you are really reving it up will it stay "smooth" since it's got a load on it at 30+ mph.

You are fine, ride the thing!

Last edited by Bikeguy Joe; 07-12-2008 at 06:04 AM.
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