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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Carb Troubles

I'm gearing up to clean out the carbs on my '86 Aspy (California?) and I'm just becoming more and more confused. My bike runs too lean without needle shims and has a terrible flat/surging spot around 3k - but too rich with them. I was going to try replacing the jets but can't figure out the size I need. Now reading this, maybe I should try to refurbish the old jets instead? So confused.
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The California model comes with 102 main jets, the 49 state 105. If I were doing it I would get 105 main jets, from either Honda or Kehien, not aftermarket.

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I would try the 105 jets.

There are a lot of variables here unknown. But I will say this.

As an engine wares it requires more fuel to keep it lit.

I would guess the shims as you state give it too much fuel , therefor I think the 105's

might do the trick.

I am not suggesting that your motor is junk ( to be clear) , but normal ware will require
an engine to need more fuel to try and run as it was when new.

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