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Join Date: Sep 2010
HELP, running too lean
Well I bought a second Lakota since my 96 has served me soo well. I got a 2000 sport, but it sat for awhile and would only run with the choke on. When the choke is off it dies immediatly, unless you remain on the gas in which case it pops/backfires through the carb. It will drive with the choke on, but not very well, and with the choke half way and the idle up, it only has power on the very low end, then its just a big flat spot on the throttle regardless of gear.
So I pulled the carb today and the pilot jet (the recessed one) was all clogged up. I got it clean so i could see daylight through it, as well as the other two which were pretty clean. I sprayed carb cleaner through all the holes and it came out where it was supposed to. Put it all back together and no change!!
So i noticed that at idle with half to 3/4 choke, i can see white smoke coming out the tailpipe. All my reading points to running too lean. Is there an adjustment someplace i'm missing to cure this? I checked the boot and it was not cracked, looks to be in pretty good condition. Let me know. I stupidly put it all back together and am not in the mood right now to tear all the plastics back off to get that carb back out. Can it be removed with only removing the seat side of the plastics?? Let me know, thanks!