'98 1100 shadow spirit, HALP!
Okay need a hand here. It seems that carbs are my absolute weakness for some reason and every carb'd bike I own gives me fits eventually...
I installed a Cobra exhaust, no issues minus it going extra-lean on me. Ordered the proper gaskets and jet-kit to get everything into "official" mode and keep the bike running happy.
Strip her down to do the jets, not too bad... kinda...
Unboot the carbs, they fackers do not come out of the frame if they are still bolted to each-other- no problemo- flip them around in the frame and do the needle from one and jets in the other...
Rotate around, needle in other and jets in the other.. sounds confusing but just vice versa from first set-up.
Reassemble... yeah... carbs did not go back into the same attitude without a lot of grief, but they got there! Get the carbs back into position and pop them back in the boots (which look almost brand-new). Fire her up and you can hear air being sucked in.... sonuva...
Pull most of it back apart, tighten everything up, look for cracks or misaligned parts, all looks good, tight, and in-place.
Fire her back up again- suck suck suck suck...... RAWR
Give up for the night, return in the morning.
Pull the carbs out of the boots, check boots, make sure they are seated on the head-side, pop the carbs back in, everything is tight, all hoses are connected, she's ready to go!
Start her up... suck suck suck suck..... RAWR
What am I missing? The carbs seem to be fully seated on the boots, the boots seem fully seated on the heads, the clamps are tight, all hoses and what-nots are connected.
Front cylinder only! Boot appears to be fully in-place, no cracks or wear, even damaged myself trying to ensure the boot was seated... I'm lost and out of ideas as to what I did wrong..=( HALP!
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