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I adjusted the air bleed screws to 3.5 turns out from fully clockwise, I did this to correct the flatspot i had at 3500-4000RPM Not every bike is the same but thats what worked for me!

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Wish I could find my flat spot. I'm usually too busy rubbering necking at girls to pay attention to my tach.

Dan...comfortable enough with his manhood to ride a 600.
 

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My bike developed a flat spot between 8-9000rpm's after the bike fell off the sidestand in the garage. Would this still be a needle issue or is that more main jet territory?

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My bike developed a flat spot between 8-9000rpm's after the bike fell off the sidestand in the garage. Would this still be a needle issue or is that more main jet territory?

Green/Black 01ZX6r. LP LP flushmount v's, tank guard. Removed decals, 2002 rear fairing, Pyramid hugger

96 SVT Cobra Black/Tan Vert 32V. Not stock!

93 Blue Probe GT 24V Commuter car.
Maybe dirt that was sitting on the bottom of your tank that is gumming up the carbs, after the tip-over???
 

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A crash or fall over can change float levels also. This can dramatically change performance. You can check it by putting a piece of clear tubing on the little nipple on the bottom of the carb and then opening the drain valve or by taking off the carb and taking off the float bowl.
 

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What do you think the chances are that more than one carb's floats are off? If it is only one, I can use your comparison method and set the float to match the other three. If it is more than one, I will need to know the setting(in mm) for the floats on a 2001. If someone has this, please let me know.

The bike also became a bitch to start when cold. Now I have to always use the choke where I didn't before. This suggests a lean condition to me and would help to explain some of the bike's lost pull at 1/4 throttle inputs.

ok, now my only problem is I've never set float level before but I'm pretty handy so if someone wants to school me on how to do this with a picture if possible, cool. yes, my next move is to get that service manual.

Green/Black 01ZX6r. LP LP flushmount v's, tank guard. Removed decals, 2002 rear fairing, Pyramid hugger

96 SVT Cobra Black/Tan Vert 32V. Not stock!

93 Blue Probe GT 24V Commuter car.
 

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I would just compare them. There is a little horizontal mark on carb just above the float bowl that is the reference point. They list the service fuel level at 9 mmm +/- 1 below that mark. In the manual it shows the mark as just in front of the word "japan". If you need to adjust it you will have to pull the carbs anyway. To adjust the float level you bend the little metal tang on the plastic float.
 

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Air bleed affect mostly below 4,000. Needles between 4,000 and 8,000.

Does anyone's bike take a few seconds of pressing the starter to turn over? A few guys commented that my bike took longer than normal to fure up. Although I don't use the choke. Would the air bleed screws have anything to do with this.

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The funny thing is that my bike is harder to start in the summer<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

 
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