Thanks Bill. Hey, while I have your attention:When I bought my AVL second hand, it came with the PWK. On the opposite side of the idle-screw is a hole that I have highlighted in the attached image. It was sealed with epoxy when I received the bike. When I first started getting my rich bog, I thought the epoxy might have a hole in it so I removed it and put in an extra idle-screw and screwed it in tight. It didn't fix anything but as my carb was running great all year I've not taken it out. Do you have that hole plugged on your PWK? Or is it wide open? It's open in this pic.Thanks. Boggy
Hey Bill, thanks for asking. NField gear has an order in through JRC. Its been a few weeks though and I suspect it'll be a few weeks more. Its a short season in New England so being out a month on the tail end of ridable weather is a huge bummer. I probably could have cut out the middle man but I thought I'd give NField the business. It's tough when a small piece of metal prevents you from riding but that's moto-life. Part of the reason I purchased a DRZ this Spring so Id have that second option but some scum bag thief had other ideas for my summer. Ill post an update as soon as the metal comes in. Until then, take a spin for me. Thanks again,Boggy.
Don't laugh. J-B weld is completely fuel proof.
If you want to do away with the set screw to make the flange mounting stress free and permanent you could J-B weld it on the carb spigot if the two fit reasonably close.Don't laugh. J-B weld is completely fuel proof. The float bowl on my Iron barrel is coated with the stuff inside and out.
I would also recheck that "O" ring on the carburetor flange. It comes out really easy when mounting the carb and if it's out, just a little bit, you'll get an air leak and the engine will run poorly just like you described.
The breather hose that goes to the carb, disconnect it and just cap off the carb spigot.
Hmm, the only hose that goes into my carb is the fuel line.
Have you checked and cleaned your bike's breather hoses and catch can? If they are clogged your engine will not run good at all. Just a thought. Cheers,Bill