For a California bike, it's 2 3/4 turns.William_86 said:Hello
Whats the Stock setting for the pilot screw on the VLX 600 year 2002-2004
im cleaning the carbs and i want to check this setup im at sea level
That is for the single carb VLX's (98 and up).greatbeefalo said:Is that universal, or just for the 2002-2004 VLXs?
Yes, there is a special tool. It's a D-shaped adjusting screw.William_86 said:i want to think that an special tool is needed to move the pilot screw..
or is the screw head broken on this bike??.
thanks for the info!
The initial setting is 1 1/4 turns out for both carbs.greatbeefalo said:
Your spark plugs would be a good indicator.mshest said:i just got my bike back from the dealer. i asked them to look into the pilot screw setting cuz i felt my 2002 vlx was running lean. when i got it back he told me that it had never been changed since factory because there was a seal on it and that he turned it up to 4. i asked him why 4 when i read everywhere that it should be 3.. he told me that usually they do 3 on all bikes but that he felt for mine 4 was more appropriate especially with the single carb. it rides great and all but i'm worried that he turned it up too much. any input?
I hate to highjack this thread, but I have absolutely no idea what 1200 RPMs sounds like. I have one that, according to the AZ DOT, is running rich enough to make my own little hole in the atmosphere.litnin said:The initial setting is 1 1/4 turns out for both carbs.greatbeefalo said:
Then, you want to warm the engine to operating temp and adjust
the idle speed to 1200 +/- 100 RPM.
Then, on the rear cylinder, turn the mixture screw in until the RPM drops 50.
At that point, back the screw out 1 full turn.
Readjust the idle speed to 1200 +/- 100 RPM and then do the same
procedure for the front cylinder.
Adjust the idle speed again to 1200 +/- 100.
That's the factory settings. From there, if you get some popping
and gurgling on decel, back each screw out equally, 1/4 turn at a time
until the decel pop stops.
Once you get it to stop popping and find the point to leave the screws,
then set the idle speed one last time.