Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Green Valley, AZ
So, not sure if I should start a new post in the technical forum, but for now I guess I'll keep this one going.
So my coolant issue seems to be taken care of, I think it just had some air in the system.
So I cleaned the carbs really thoroughly and installed the stage 1 jet kit which included a 168 jet, a 42 jet, and 1 shim. Bike is stock except for the exhaust which looks like a pair of slip ons. I also set the floats as close to 9.2mm as I could which is what my shop manual specifies. I used a metric ruler and eyeballed it as best as I could.
So it is running very similar except it idles much better, nice and smooth idle and I was able to turn the idle down and it will stay running. When accelerating it still spits and sputters and will eventually get up to speed, but when I give it more that about 1/4 to 1/3 throttle it bogs down. When accelerating from a stop it doesnt want to get going, but after idling for a little bit its better.
1989 Shadow 1100
2006 KLR 650