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Its located hiddin in a slot, in front of the left carb. You need a small flathead screwdriver, or simular. Here's a picture of the location:
Before you play to much with settings: Turn it in and count the turns, so you can set it back to where it is if something should fail. Then try backin it out, but stop half a revolution/turn round before youre current setting, and see if it helps, if not, turn it in another half turn.
It should be around 1,5-2 turns out from lightly seated, but it varies from bike to bike.
Id still atleast inspect the valvelash, its fairly easy, and can give you peace of mind.
Starting well without choke is a sure sign of a rich mixture. Dying when warm is another. Put it this way - I used the choke to start mine a few weeks ago and forgot to put it back. When it got warm, it ran rough at full throttle and wouldn't idle, and then wouldn't start again until I realised my mistake. That was a 'Doh!' moment. Get the idle mixture sorted out before anything else. Costs nothing to do this
If Jens' advice doesn't work, your next step should be to check the float height and the float needle. Float too high and/or a leaky float needle could give the same symptoms.
It might have a low mileage, but at 28 years old it's likely something has failed or gone out of adjustment.
Thank you for all the input. I have changed the spark plug coil, adjusted the valves, changed the spark plug, cleaned the carb and played with the carb settings. Still doing the same thing. It appears someone Frankenstein'd the carb at some point. The Kiehien replacement is $450. I'm thinking a new carb will solve the problem. Any thoughts? Anyone have a solid, unmolested carb for sale?
I had the same problem with a car ones. It was the crankshaft sensor for the ignition. Maybe the same here.
You can pull out the spark plug after you kick it a couple time when it won't start. If it is wet, then you have fuel present. Then it must be a ignition related problem. Or it drowns because of to much fuel. But then the bike will drive like crape before it dies.
The carb is a relatively simple device. A general strip down will normally reveal any problems.
If you have installed a fuel filter , then you might get a vapor lock because of the heat from the engine. Tin foil around the filter will normally cure the problem.
The problem is obviously heat related.
I would first eliminate the ignition system by checking for spark when it's hot.
It may be something like a faulty ignition CDI unit. I had one of those play-up only when hot.
If the valve clearances were fine,I would check the resistance of the stator/ pulse coil before starting to change a load of other stuff for fun of it..
Although if he bike has 7000 miles on it,one would hope it wouldn't be a problem?.
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Your Pick up coil is defect!I had the same.As they come with the alternator try to find someone who fixes them or getting a second hand alternator unit.
I fixed the unit and now starts every time even when ****ing hot!
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