2 stroke tuning

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by tenorjazz, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. tenorjazz

    tenorjazz Been here awhile

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    I have 2 mid-sixties Bultacos that have the same problem.

    From closed throttle to about 1/2 throttle everything seems fine. After half throttle it just won't go any faster. I know the motor can go further, but it's like there is a limiter on the bike.

    Can anybody make some suggestions as to what might be wrong?

    Thanks!!
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  2. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Have you been playing with your jetting? It sounds like when you come onto the main jet, something's not right. It could be either too lean, or too rich. I have had cases when the main jet is way too big, where it just falls flat,like the kill switch was hit. Then in less severe cases I've had it where it would just hit a rev wall and sound all spluttery. When it's too lean, it will usually rev out, but be kind of surgey and low on power. This is a condition that can wreck your engine if you carry on with it. If you haven't changed your jetting, and it ran well before, I'd look for a blocked main jet. Good luck, and look at your plug readings.
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  3. bluebye

    bluebye Skin it back

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    What model Bultacos?
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  4. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    Can you give us your the model name and batch number together with the carb, diameter and which jets you have installed? And too in which altitude above sea level you live.

    Normally the mid throttle section is controlled by the needle and and needle jet, from 3/4 to full throttle is the main jet responsible for the fuel air mix.
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  5. jcf

    jcf Been here awhile

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    What model carb ?

    Try raising the needle two notches - if a lot better then try it one notch lower to see if it's still good.

    If no improvement ( or you run out of notches ) then the needle may be bad, or the jets need to be changed.
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  6. JeffS77

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    sounds like a needle/needle valve issue to me as well
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  7. JonnyCash

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    But if you have a blocked main, nothing gets up into the needle/needle jet. There's more overlap than I think many folks acknowledge.
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  8. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    And I always think there is less :lol3 even with a main that is pretty far off you can still get it up in the mid rpm range.

    but I would agree a serious blockage could be the issue.

    too many unknowns if anybody has been fideling with the bikes or if they have sat for a period
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