Ok, finally got over a nasty cold and got to the garage today.Removed the fuel pump,fuel filter and fuel line.Replaced the needle and seat with the Grizzly 660 needle and seat.Replaced the metal fuel line with a 5/16" fuel line and double wrapped it in 2k heat reflective tape.Changed the fuel filter with a russel high flow fuel filter and set the float level to spec.Temp was 96 here in the desert today so,finally a brk from the heat....Road the bike 3 times each a little longer and harder than the first.Last trip was down the 15 towards Vegas at 110 for several miles.Wot thru the gears no hesitation or sputtering and to my surprise the bike seems to have a bit more umph than before.After each ride I checked for signs of fuel leaking and found there to be none.Hopefully this has fixxed my carb puking once and for all.Since I was in the mood decided to tackle the oil change as well.I couldnt believe how black the oil had gotten after my 1600 mile 3 day trip.I suppose the rich condition had something to do with that.But the oil is clean now and bike just needs a little detailing and I believe it is ready for the road again.I would like to thank everyone for the help and for the accumulated knowledge that has been amassed here on the forum. Happy riding to everyone
Glad to see you got it running better.
,post instlling new needle & seat & insualting some of fuel system did you try to see if fuel still come out of pilot
jet/area when usuing full choke?
You didnt mention you looked for fuel comming out this time arround post installing new needle & seat with full choke but you did state you checked for fuel running out with full choke when you verified float lvl was ok with original needle & seat.
I am asking this because the cold enrichment system/not really a choke on R* is very very rich at the full & 3/4 setting and i would not be surprised at all if you checked to see if fuel came out of pilort jet ares with full choke with new needle & seat that it would do the same thing.
If you get a chance chk it out and let us know if thats the case when you use same full choke for same amount of time to see if fuel still comes out pilot jet like if did with original needle & after you verified flaot lvl was ok. fuul choke/cold stat enrichment overloads the carb/carbs circuts with excessive amount of fuel that can at times finds it way out of placres like the pilot circut/external pilot and or idle air jet etc.
But using full choke on a R* in anyhting over like 30 deg f or colder is way too much /too rich & not needed at all. I never ever need to use full choke to start the R* ,max cold start enrichment i find is needed is with 1/2 choke max for 5-8 seocnds max (starts fast even in 40-50 deg temp @ 1/2 choke & close to stock carb setup with minimal tweak for pipes only) ,then back off the 1/4 choke for approx 30 sec's while all this time holding throttle at approx 1800rpms or so.
Then post approx 30 second 1/4 choke at 1800rpm push in choke/enrichement knob and feather throttle untill warmed up enough to cleanly take the throttle when you slowly give it some gas enough so that you feel you can take off.
Many people choke the heck out ofthe R* when cold starting putting choke on all te way or 3/4 in summer temps and walking away to load the bike,put helmet on etc.
Doing that can quckly carbon up combustion chambers/valves & stems/pistons that could eventually over time lead to fuel fouled/carboned up plugs or worse yet SVS
and you dont what that.
Just my $.02 on that one.