So it turns out that R*s don't have to be cold blooded after all... And if you think yours is, read on.
As many of you know, for some time now I've felt something wasn't quite right with my R*; especially when I heard stories of how others performed. By keeping at it, I finally got mine to run well enough now, that I don't even need the choke! First start of the day and all I do is turn the key and press the starter and ride off! Best of all, it no longer stalls when cold, or coughs out the carb
, and as a bonus, my mileage has improved by over 25%!
- jetting it properly and dialing in the PMS
- changing the plugs
- cleaning the air filter
- adding some Marvel Mystery Oil to the gas for a few tanks
- and last but certainly not least, setting the accelerator pump correctly
...my roadie is even more
of a joy to ride than ever!
So if you suspect your's is not running optimally, don't settle. Trust your gut and stay at it until you get it right. ...And be sure to get your accelerator pump dialed in! ...If you haven't done it already, go do it now! The stock setting is fer crap.
Thanks everyone, especially Erbman and Curt, for all the great advice and putting up with my incessant questions. And a special mention to SKWEARpeg for repeatedly insisting I check the accelerator pump.