Running worse than before
Just brought in my '95 600 VLX to have the carb cleaned as I was having a lot of trouble starting it in the colder weather. A lot of you gave me some great ideas and tips with that.
Anyway, it was pretty dirty internally (saw some photos), and I picked it up after a couple of days at a reputable shop. The only thing additional that he did was turn the idle up a bit more than it was when I brought it in.
The ride home was smooth, and it felt good.
Fast forward to a few days later...(didn't ride for a few days due to illness), I started it this morning, (seems to start similar to how it was before the cleaning), but the pickup seemed much more sluggish and uneven. I thought one time it kind of hesitated or "bucked" upon pickup, and it just never seemed to run real smoothly whenever I accelerated. Dunno if I am imagining it, but after I went into 4th gear and picked up my speed it chugged a bit even though I was well within the range of needing to shift and at about 37 mph.
I drove about 10 minutes or so, and don't know if in 47 degree weather that is enough time or what? I had it up over 55 for a few minutes too, brought it back down and went through the gears a few times with no smoothness in acceleration.
I will call the tech on Monday and run it by there but wondered if anyone has any ideas about my cold-hating VLX?? or what might be the problem.
Thanks a lot in advance,