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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Yokomo, Oct 5, 2012.
Looks very similar to the '84-'87 XL250R setup...
Yes it does. Please tell me what you know about them. I'm looking for info! Thank you!
I learned to not neglect a perfectly good carb. I bought my XL250 brand-new in '87, but in later years parked it for years at a stretch. On a couple occasions I left the petcock on, letting an entire tankful of gas evaporate through the carb bowl vets, coating every surface in the float bowls with slick, hard green varnish.
Don't do that.
And then while removing the carbs to clean them, I heard the intake boot crack. From then on it had a nasty intake leak and it never did run right. And the choke didn't work, making the bike nearly impossible to start without ether.
In a nutshell, keep the carbs clean and happy so you don't have to remove and disassemble them. Keep the tank filled with fresh high-octane gasoline, shut off the petcock when the engine's not running, and drain the carb float bowls if you're not going to run the engine for a couple days.
Here's how I fixed mine: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788941
Anyone know of a site for XL XR 350R info? Even an old site with lots of info...
Nowhere close to an XL350, but I think the description and pics sum up what has to be done to remove my XL's needle and raise it.
Anyone have any advice on raising the needle 1 or 2 little washers?
And should I raise the needle of the 2nd carb?
Ahh, I finally found it. Here's the pics I followed on my XR250L. I bet the XL350R carb is very similar.
Raising the needles is not the way to make it start easier. You can try a larger pilot jet.
More info: The XL Page...
I hope to get to this soon. Anyone have any advice on whether I should use 1 or 2 washers below each needle?
Done, I put 2 washers below each needle.
Just joined the forum so that I had some place to share the information.
If the washers don't work I suspect I can help you.
The previous poster that suggested a different pilot jet was exactly right