Hey RussB, I did the same. I too followed Scott's directions (probably not to the letter) and she continued to puke on me. I'm not samying he is wrong, just it did not work for me. I said to heck with it and removed my fuel pump. So far so good.
ScottW, please don't take offense. By no means am I saying you are wrong. I'm sure you have forgotten more about these bikes than I will ever know. It just did not work on my bike. You have brought up some good points on several issues. I am really concerned now about the oil I just put in on the last oil change, Rotella T6. It's the first oil change I have done since I got the bike and it is the oil of choice I use in my Venture. I may be draining it out and putting Amsoil in soon.
The T6 has barely enough zddp at 1200ppm for minimal ft cam protection so it's not an emergency to get it out of your bike IMHO
But i would not run it 4k-5k miles either.
On the carb
puke,a lot of these bikes with fooding over carbs are 3/4/5/6/7/+ yrs old that have had mult people iun/out oif carbs for jetting due to perf pipis maybe setting or upsetting proper float lvl not to mention dirt in carbs or simpley worn out needle & seats that cant take at terims even the 2psi the ele f-pump has flooding over.
Thatt why i say the fix for true carb puck with no other carb related issues does work,i did 3 R*'s i a row that i know for a fact the carbs were not messed with and didnt haver a lot of miles with good maint like fuel filter etc and all 3 had no carb puke in my area when we had 100 deg temops post insulating fuel system when they pukes in 50-60 deg temps prior to that.
Thats why i tell people if there are other underlying carb issues the bike may not be experiencing true carb puke caused by overheating fuel system so i am not surprised it has not for worked for some people .
I had a couple 2-3 people come back so far to say it did work for them but didnt post it,the only post i have seen on it is this post for not working,sorry iot didnt work out for ya.
As for removing fuel pump,its rfeally more of opeing up the area inbetween the cyls for a lot more cooling of metal fuel that runs between the cyls and also allows more cooling for carb too when f-pump is removed collectively reducing temps enough to stop carb puke doing just that.a
On my bike i could litterally hear the winter blend fuel boiling in the flaot bowl just before puking without ever turning ign
on so f pump wasnt involved in the carb puke at all.
Then post insualting system no more boiling of fuel thus no more carb puke.
Removing lrg stock airbox & fuel pump and you have great cooling.