87 Octane and some other concerns
After I did my oil changed and replaced my push rod seal, I must've either accidentally f'd with the idle adjuster knob or when I refilled with 87 it started to sound really shitty.
I can blib the throttle and it has like a 50% chance of stalling when the needle drops back down.
This was the first time I put 87 fuel in it, but I didn't think it would idle this bad. I assumed that I messed with the adjuster knob by accident when I painted my fairing brackets black. I set that to a higher rpm, but ever since my needle broke off, I can't tell what rpm I'm at. Isn't it between 1000 and 1300?? I THINK thats where it is, but the idle still sounds rough (wont stall anymore). The bike runs like usual with throttle though. The only thing that seems different when I adjusted my idle higher, is that the "breathing" affect seems gone. Don't know how to explain it, but most or all inline 4's (especially the FI ones) will not have a clean exhaust note like cars do. It usually seems to alternate between 2 different exhaust tones, but I'm not sure if its just a coincidence between the 4 or 5 bikes I heard. Anyways, my exhaust note seems more random than usual. Not concerned about it that much, but I just wanted to see if its because of running 87.
My 2nd concern:
Only thing I THINK I hear is valve tapping and slight knocking, but I know these bikes naturally have a lot of engine noise. I'm at 15k miles with no engine check-ups like valve clearences, carb cleaning etc. but I DID sync them with a ghetto tool I made and turned my idle adjuster screws as best as I could. That was about 500 miles ago and I was happy with the results. How soon should I check my valves and is it possible to do this myself? I'm assuming a shop will charge up the ass to do it for me. Is there anything that I should check for at this milage? Besides the wear and tear parts like brake pads, chain/sprocket/etc
Dont pick on him too much, he is from Canada. He does not know any better. Thats like expecting a McDonalds worker washed his hands after taking an explosive shit.
but remember boys no matter how hot a chick is there's always a guy out there that's sick of her shit lol.