I plan to try some larger jets also. Rotate the flywheel and watch the front cylinder valves rise and fall. I was impressed with the starting, the idle, and the snap when the throttle was cracked open part way. I decided to stick with the Supertrapp two-into-one slip-on pipe I was using. Chances are, that you did the ajustments right and that you should have no problems. If you follow this removal order, it will be easy to re-assemble by reversing the order.
My solution here was to build a little lever onto the bracket which pulls the choke plunger up. Overall, the job was easy. Vikten hölls ner med en smart konstruktion och lätta material, och tillsammans med effektiva bromsar och för sin tid avancerade hjulupphängningar blev Lotus Elan svår att slå på tävlingsbanan även i relativt omodifierat skick. Payment in full must be within 7 days of the close of the auction. I did this, and for my next run, raise the needle a notch, and bumped the main jet up to 136. I then made a fixture which I bolted to the engine to hold the carb mounting flange in the right position. I then decided I had better back up consider my other variables.
If the feeler doesn't go in then try the next size smaller. I finally got around to speaking with Supertrapp about the number of disks I was running. This information therefore should be considered indicative rather than definitive. If you are new at this, it is always a good idea to layout rags for sub-assemblies being removed. This will ease re-assembly and you won't lose parts. Dennis has a selection of radius curves in this tubing, and was able to get away with just two pieces! The bike would pull to red line although not too smartly.
I don't think that it should be called valve timing adjustment, because to me that sounds more like cam timing adjustment. This may not be an easy one to solve. It will cruise smoothly at any legal speed and you can see 75 and beyond anytime you want without a fuss. My apparant ability to set the pilot circuit properly in the beginning, adds to the puzzle. I have a 142 lying around and that will be next. Tip: Cut ½ the length of the short side of the 4mm allen used on the set screw. Check both valves for looseness.
Also look forward to some fiddling with the choke to get a workable way of actuating it. If they are the same as what you adjusted them to the first time, then it is a safe bet the front settings are correct. Virago valve clearances are: 1981-1983 Intake. You should expect to hear the valves clack away, but they shouldn't be loud. The bike started right up.
A more permanent solution needs to be devised. I think two well-tuned carbs will theoretically beat a single carb in respect to high-end horsepower, since each carb can be more precisely tuned to the cylinder it services, and the motor is clearly getting more air through two carbs than through one. Do not force it in. At the back, the cut-out in rear bumper looks a little contrived, even if it does help break up the bulk of the rear hatch. It is very important that you work in a clean area free of dirt, sand, etc.
Keep it locked for more custom creations, including more custom motorcycles coming very soon. The the bike runs and cruises smoothly at all rpm ranges. For an air cleaner I just wanted to keep it simple and get something on there. I feel that a more appropriate name for the article would be ''valve lash adjustment'' or ''tappet clearance adjustment''. There's generous interior space for the overall footprint As a result of the elongated wheelbase, the front and rear overhangs are relatively short. After getting a couple of astronomical quotes from fabricators to build a manifold from scratch I decided to do part of it myself. All this may not happen until the Spring.
No two vehicles are identical. Totalt byggdes 12 224 exemplar. Be sure the ratchet is set to drive the socket in a clockwise rotation. Lock the 12mm jam nut tight and check the clearance again. Its length is some , yet it has almost the same wheelbase, meaning generous interior space for the overall footprint. With just a few simple, tools you will be able to set the valves to factory specs. Continue this process until you have a feeler that goes in with a slight drag.
I thought the performance up in the range was average on the bike I rode, but the owner liked it which counts for a lot. I undid the 3 P. In the stock setup, fumes from this breather mix with the intake air, and get burned along with the fuel. Let the engine cool for better results. It meant mounting the carb farther in than I had originally placed it, but I could now sit on the bike with the carb just scooting past my calf to the rear.
I pulled the disks out of my Supertrapp and found that I had been running 15 as noted ealier. Exhaust valves have the most clearance because they get the hottest. For my next run I lowered the needle back down lean and installed a 138 jet. I did most of this project in the summer time, and the choke did its job to start the bike. I might have gone about it differently a second time. Fewer disks and its somwhat quieter with more back pressure. My intakes were good, my exhausts needed to be tightened down a little.