I have a 1988 1500. I rebuilt the carbs as the bike sat for about 8 years. Put in all new jets, O-rings, and slide valves. Made sure everything was nice and clean. Before taking out the pilot jet screws, I turned them in for a total of 3 turns. I set them the same when I put the carb back together. At idle the exhaust smells real strong and I get a popping every now and then. Bike runs great other than the popping and exhaust smell.
My Honda shop manual does not say anything on how many turns out they should be. The Clymer manual showed three turns for the 88 and 2 turns for the 89. The Clymer manual also tells how to set them, but I need to hook an external tach on for adjustment. Where is a good place to hook a tach to? I am not finding any single wire to hook it up to.
So, my question is how many turns should the pilot screw be out on the 88. I know they did a recall for the hesitation. Just did not know if the pilot screw setting changed with this. Also, where is a good place to hook a tach up to?