Carb issues(only will run on choke)
The last year I have had running issues. I clean the carb really good and blow it out with high pressure air, but it seems my pilot jet keeps getting clogged or a passage gets clogged. I drained the old gas and refilled with fresh 91 octane and seafoam. It ran great right after cleaning the carb. Now the bike has sat a week and it doesn't want to run without the choke. Once out of low rpm it rides great.
I used a piece of wire to even clean the pilot jet on the AT1 along with letting it soak in B-12 chem tool for a few hours.
I'm at wits end with the carb. Should I try a new one?
make sure the idle air adjustment is 1 1/2 turns out from closed or less. if this screw is turned out too many turns it will lean out the idle circuit too much and at the very lest it will run poorly with the throttle at the idle position.
Jesus is Lord!
In any case, it doesn't sound like replacing the carb would be the fix.
I run a small see thru fuel filter just to catch any crap. Is there a better fuel filter to catch everything to prevent issues?
This is so true. When I was having carb trouble my float bowl was full of this very fine material, all the while using one of the clear filters (which would be full of larger stuff after a few weeks!)......once I removed the old tank liner (photo #1) and relined it did I eliminate the fine material that was hiding in the tank. It is evil stuff! Now my clear filter is clean and I have checked the carb/float bowl since lining the tank and all is well. Make sure your tank is CLEAN.
asco wrote: Small particles of brownIsh rust on the bottom of your float bowl can pass through "just about" any inline fuel filter. What happens to the pilot jet is a film that drys and forms a solid bubble only penetrable by a wire. It's like plaque. Every so often you just need to go through your fuel system instead of changing your engine oil. Your engine oil will outlast five fuel tank and carburetor cleanings.