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05 ridgeback carb

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Mike manson, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Mike manson

    Mike manson Well-Known Member

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    Its gonna take some tinkering but where i live i got all winter now gonna clean the heck out of it and get it back to where it should be
     
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    enjoy the time spent with it and getting to know it. pride of ownership.
     
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    How was it running before you put it to the stock settings? Put the air/fuel back where it was so it runs without the enricher, let it warm up until it runs without you having to give it throttle at least 6 -8 minutes, then turn the air/fuel screw clockwise until you hear the motor start to stumble, then turn the air/fuel counterclockwise until it runs smooth and then an extra 1/4 counterclockwise. You should tune it by ear, the factory settings as stated above are only a starting point, all carbs take different settings due to tolerance's within the carb.
     
  4. Mike manson

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    Thanks for all your help great forum
     
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    ... additionally; all carbs should be 'set' when the motor is warm..not cold. Then adjust from there if needed in colder weather for start-up (enrichment device).
     
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    In my case the previous owner would twist the throttle twice and start it with the enricher all the way on then would gradually back off the enricher over the course of 5-10 seconds until the enricher was fully off.
    It idled slowly but didn't stall out.
    I did the exact same thing, it would stall out. Only way I could ride is with the enricher on part way.
    I turned the idle adjustment all the way clockwise, won't start.
    I back off the idle adjustment to the halfway point (between fully clockwise and fully counterclockwise) and it'll start and run with the enricher on part way.
    Am I damaging my bike and if so how do I solve this issue?
     
  7. Mike manson

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    I went on YouTube watched video on setting it back to stock setting and made adjustments from there I don’t even have to use enriched at all now do you have the super e or g


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    Carb setup is a breeze all the proper procedures have been posted a million times
     
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    Running with the enricher on will foul your plugs. Like dent mentions go back to stock setting just enough to start the bike and let it get warmed up. Make the adjustments from there
     
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    I don’t not use mine anymore since making proper adjustments


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    If your carb is dialed in, starting is easy. 3 twists of the throttle, start button. No enrichener needed.
     
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    In the carb reset instructions, does: the "engagement point" in "B. Idle Speed Screw, ½ turn clockwise from engagement point" mean the point at which the head of the screw makes contact with the spring and starts to depress said spring eversoslightly?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Allot of people on here just give 2 twist to the throttle and start it. However contradictory to most of what I have read It’s fine to use the enricher halfway set and not for the entire warm up. I pull mine halfway up and leave it on for just a few minutes and then shut it off and let the bike idle until it’s warm
     
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    I did step 1 to reset the carb to factory and the bike wouldn't idle without the choke.
    I increased the idle speed via the idle screw and it idled successfully without any choke (though the rpms we're pretty high).
    I adjusted the idle mixture screw all the way clockwise (the instructions said to keep going clockwise until the engine "runs poorly" and it never ran poorly so I kept going all the way).
    I gradually backed off the idle speed screw to lower the rpms somewhat without stumbling.
    Seems to be idling fine but wanted to bounce it off the forum to make sure I didn't do anything that'll mess things up before I take it out to ride it...
     
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    My 06 pitbull started religiously after 2 twists no enrichener, my 07 K9 with xxx carb starts religiously with quarter enrichener and enrichener off right away it will sit and idle at about 1000 rpm no throttle required on cold idle, every bike will be different so do what works
     
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    Mine isles around 9-1000 rpms 2 twists of throttle off and running no enriched on a 05 ridgeback


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    Only used my enricher a handful of times in 12 years. As others mentioned, 2 twists of throttle then start and use my "Cruise Mate" to hold the RPMs constant at 2000 for 1 - 2 minutes before taking off...
     
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    So yesterday I fired it up, it idled slightly high, but no enricher and I took off within seconds, no warm up.
    Hit a traffic jam and the idle seemed quite higher than it was in the garage. What was concerning is that when I clutched in (frequently in traffic) the RPMS would go higher.
    So when I got back I decreased the idle speed some.
    Today everything started up and was fine when I left. When I fired it up for the ride back it was idling too low and I needed to keep the enricher on somewhat so that it wouldn't idle too low and shut down.
    I'm finding that there is a small range on the idle adjustment and that small range is quite sensitive. Will continue to fine tune.
    I'm also wondering if this machine needs to idle for a while until the enricher can be turned completely off before riding. If that's the case how long should I let it warm up for?
     

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