I supposed I should have stated more clearly this is not my first rodeo. I have had many bikes and cars and I always do my own work. I am completely clear on the difference between a true old style choke and an enricher. This is the 8th carb
I've rebuilt. This is the first Roadie though and the first to stump me cold. I have not been arbitrarily setting the adjustments. I am methodically moving in millimeters with my rule scales. I am moving forward and backward. the screwdriver I am using for the PMS
has an 8 sided head so I am able to twist in 1/8 turns with reasonable precision. Not to mention I have marked the screw each time I do sweeping adjustments to know if I overturned or anything else. I have adjusted it in many ways. As in like picking a combination lock, move this bit by bit, then move that bit by bit then move this a bit, and that bit by bit. and keep going until you have hit nearly every possible combination. Every move has been with purpose. I should probably have made that more clear in the beginning so yall would know I wasn't just using my wifes pink tool set and eyeballing everything thinking I'm playing mechanic.
My old Ninja was synched 4 carb and I had almost no trouble after the build. The only thing I couldn't do was sync them. This roadie is confounding me because I DO know how to clean a carb and unless I'm missing a jet, and lord it would have to be small and hidden well because I use a jewelers glass to look in and around it, theres no way this has a clogged anything. I know what the plug colors are telling me. I do know the typical symptoms of most situations. But this thing, this thing is showing dual opposing symptoms. Why is it acting rich and lean simultaneously? I was hoping was a R* thing. I must be missing something in the * specific layout or connections or even something hidden in the carb itself that isn't in every other carb. Like I said I even took my diaphragm into a black out closet and used a high power flashlight behind it to make sure there was ZERO pinlights coming through.
I was hoping this was a thing that has been experienced. That someone would say it"s common after a rebuild to find that the ______ is worn out and you need to replace that too to handle the clean new jetting. Or something like that. I have since my teen never been baffled by a carb. Frustrated getting it tuned in right sure, but flat stumped?
I have been dying to get on this bike and I'm lost as to what to do.