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  1. gmartin

    Waiting for Warm Weather

    The past few weeks, while I am waiting on a little warmer weather to get the old wing out, I found this and decided "why not?" It's a 2001 Camaro, one lady owned, with 32,000 miles on it. It Handles pretty good and the mpg's aren't bad 20 city, 30 hwy. Just something else to tinker with. I guess...
  2. gmartin

    Going SC

    Here is a good video on the basics of how a carb works and draws fuel, with a see thru carb.
  3. gmartin

    4th of July!

    “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
  4. gmartin

    Going SC

    Last pic of air box fitting. Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
  5. gmartin

    Going SC

    After a surprise visit from my daughter last night (3.5 hrs), I got back to buttoning up items. I was able to make a mounting plate, then cut off the factory air box off 2". It sat on the 740 carb perfectly. I then took a piece of 10-24 all thread, made a hook. Then fitted the factory filter and...
  6. gmartin

    Going SC

    Here is where I ended up on the jets. Mind you this is a (Stock) 1980 GL1100 engine and driveline. Primary Idle jet .50 Primary Air 160 Primary Fuel 118 #56 Drill bit Secondary Idle 60 Secondary Air 220 Secondary Fuel 132 #55 Drill bit The secondary is so-oooooo much fun! I wish I had never...
  7. gmartin

    Going SC

    So yesterday I tried switching the air jets only to see how the primary would react with more air. It bogged down at 40 MPH. Today I switch the air jets back and drill the primary fuel jet to a #56 drill or 1.18 mm. The primary side ran great, revs were good under load and quick. Now to try to...
  8. gmartin

    Going SC

    Tonight dodging rain and lighting moving in I ran a test run with the following: Here is where I am with the wing at the present: Primary Idle jet .50 Primary Air 160 Primary Fuel 110 Secondary Idle 60 Secondary Air 220 Secondary Fuel 105 Here is good video, but sound was bad: Primary runs...
  9. gmartin

    Going SC

    Well I finally had a few evenings to spend and hour or two messing with the jets. I have found that it really likes the .50 idle jet more than the .40. I finally had some time to read on Weber carb set up for cars. They want you to start with the idle screw adjustment turned in from just...
  10. gmartin

    Going SC

    So last night I had an hour before shutting down for the night. Joe Drum said once you hit a spot these bikes can become monsters. He is very much telling the truth! I originally when to a 1.80 on the Primary High Speed Bleed, stalling on load got worse. So then I soldered the top and went...
  11. gmartin

    Going SC

    Joe, the strands of copper wire are genius! I have plenty of stranded #12, #10, #8. I will experiment with the air first, by blocking as you said.
  12. gmartin

    Going SC

    Couldn't resist a ride around the block. Even though around 40 mph it is sluggish or hesitant, the idle to that point was impressive. My bike hasn't ran like that before. Count me impressed. Need to figure out the hesitation. I was still in the primary at that point.
  13. gmartin

    Going SC

    So this video is at the end of running 1 hr of idling. This was per JoeDrum's request. Idle was steady as a rock at 1050-1100 rpm. This is with 740 carb and the Primary Idle jet at #40, instead of #50. I cleaned the plugs and re-gapped them, also hooked up the vacuum advance since it still...
  14. gmartin

    Going SC

    Dan, I've been PMing with Joedrum a bit. I also appreciate your advice also. Joe suggested I pull the plugs today, clean them, then let the bike run, not touching the throttle for a long bit. I'll put a couple of fans in front of the bike, monitor the temp. Afterwards, pulling the plugs to see...
  15. gmartin

    Going SC

    Got my micro drill bits today, so after work I soldered the primary side idle jet. It was a #50, Drilled to a #36 for this video: Here the video of that run: Seemed a little sluggish, so I drilled to a #40. Here is that run. Still taking it's time to drop back to idle.
  16. gmartin

    Going SC

    Put the jets back where they were originally. Then adjusted the idle mixture screw to the best running spot. Also epoxied the power enrichment valve. It now drops back to idle better but not quick enough yet. I also think that it sounds like it is loading up. It will idle for a bit at 1000 RPM...
  17. gmartin

    Going SC

    This morning, I remembered reading that someone tried and switched the idle jets side to side. I tried that and the running of the bike was a lot smoother. I have confirmed my jet sizes are .050, .060, .180, .220. I switched the .050 and .060 and got those results. After things cool down...
  18. gmartin

    Going SC

    Finally got back to the bike tonight. Runners complete and installed. Linkage connected. Getting a surge at idle. Got too excited, mounted the carb without removing the mixture plug. Will need to pull carb tomorrow and remove it. Off of throttle, it is hanging up on RPMS, then slowly...
  19. gmartin

    Going SC

    Here is the Stainless Schedule 80 Pipe I am using. Fits the factory elbows perfectly and matches up to the manifold well also: Pipe: Starting Mock-up; :)
  20. gmartin

    Going SC

    I also got my chokes. They really are not what has been called chokes in the past. These are black nylon. Inside each of the Empi Manifold ports they are machined to a larger diameter. These pcs match the Empi Manifold ID before the machining and match the ID of the stainless pipe I am using for...
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