Help! I have a brand new 2007 deluxe, about 100 miles. posted a question about clutch drag and got a good reply. Here is my new question; I think the carb is running rich. the plug is completely black and somewhat shiny, there appears to be a fuel spot on the air-cleaner and there is an accumulation of fuel(fuel and oil?) on the bottom of the carb. the bike starts reluctantly but once started it will idle. When I try to take off I get about 20 feet and it back-fires, sputters and dies. I realize these are probably just new/old bike gremlins but I really want to get this solved so I can keep breaking my baby in.Thanks, Jon
This is for prof_stack Hey! I am the one with the black deluxe. I am still figuring out this forum thing. When I get these gremlins out of my bike I would enjoy showing it off to you. It has been a blast to ride so far even though the speed and time limitations during break-in have kept me from doing anything but riding it back and forth to work and tooling around Queen Anne. Keep in touch and I will ride over when the bike is feeling more up for it. Jon
I don't like the idea of any of that junk going back into the crankcase
I need to take a pic of it so others can see what I'm talking about.