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Its lean... needs some gas thrown at it. The idle jet needs bumped up some, along with the adjustments for a 1k idle. Did the throttle cable reroute work?

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Thanks man, yes the cable reroute worked fine. I will adjust the mixture screw tomorrow but I think I will have to change jets.
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the fact that it currently has no filter element could be contributing to this.
That's what I tought, I think that the jet set up on this carburetor it's not working well how the bike is now
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Do you guys think it could run the bike like this ( adjusting the mixture a bit) or it could cause serious damage to the engine? How can I really tell that it's overheating? Thanks
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I really like how it turned out but its very sketchy to ride with no front brake and the springer front end Im trying to dial in the rear brake but for the moment it´s not doing much
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No air filter and drags will make it run lean. Yes, you can damage the engine by letting it overheat from running too lean.
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I believe the motor runs hotter during break-in. But lean for sure will create heat
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Any recommendations on jetting the Keihin CV carb? I'm going to run an aftermarket air filter with not necessarily more air flow than the OEM one, but it's the one that came with the bike and baffled drag pipes. If I remember correctly right now I have a 46 pilot and a 175 main.
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Is it best to use a straight weight oil such as 40 or 50 with no detergent? Use to swear by this on my old car engine rebuilds.
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