i put a snorkel on my bike.... and it wouldn't idle very well... so i tuned up the idle speed... i think it will idle fine now. but when i drive it sometimes it backfires. why is this? what do i need to do to fix it?
turning up the idle Hmm. Thats not the correct way to fix that. Sounds like you tried putting a bandaid on it. You probably need to rejet, but with some patience i would bet you could get away with just adjusting the A/F screw on the bottom of the carb. When you put a snorkle on you restrict the amount of air flow that was there before. so you are running rich. Which means to much fuel not enough air. so you need to adjust the A/F (air/fuel) screw to compensate. I'm not sure which way does what. hopefully somoene will chime in and correct me if i'm wrong or will add to what i have already said
i was getting too much air after i installed the snorkel.
if i started up the bike and drove, it didnt work too well.
if i put a piece of duct tape over half of the snorkel intake it would work fine but still didnt idle very well.
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