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OK for all those who don't know my plight. I just got my kat as is about 2 months ago it ran really rough when I first got it but I was told it had sat but is had just come out of the shop for seasonal work (which I am starting to doubt). anyway is it possible that a bike will run better with use???? the kat althoug the idle is still way too high and the adj. screw helps none. it seems to be behaving better although it has been cooler that may have something to do with it. but I think the fact that I have been putting good gas through it I think the gas is starting to clean the carbs (just a guess) also preformed a trick I used to do on my cars I changed the oil filter and all ran it for 1 day of moderate riding and changed the oil again that helped also. OR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Maybe I am getting more confidentt and using the power band more which give me the performance I expect form my bike. Well when I can track oddy down and slate some time with him and eric I will try to get my idle in check. I think the cobwebvs are finally starting to clear but that is a noobs opinion.:thumbsup
 

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i think your just getting use to it..it needs to be looked into WHY its acting like it is...i think it just needs some carb tuning
 

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Odysseys said:
i think your just getting use to it..it needs to be looked into WHY its acting like it is...i think it just needs some carb tuning
I think so too I have investigated and his brother put on the New out the box carbs but couldn't get em adjusted right.:mad better than bad carbs
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if someone stuck on new carbs..and didnt adjust them right...i bet there out of sync..and the guy raised the idle so much to keep it running. looks like you need a carb sync then maybe.

which i dont have the tool to do it.
maybe find someone with the tool or shop it with DANO at woodfeild..he can help us out or 4&6
 

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Odysseys said:
if someone stuck on new carbs..and didnt adjust them right...i bet there out of sync..and the guy raised the idle so much to keep it running. looks like you need a carb sync then maybe.

which i dont have the tool to do it.
maybe find someone with the tool or shop it with DANO at woodfeild..he can help us out or 4&6
Actually, until you get the sync tool there is usually a section in the manual that will tell you a starting point measurement for the butterfly openings. If you take the carbs off get out a ruler and get them close it should run alot better than it does now. You should also spray some WD-40 on the manifold rubbers. Those things get old and krusty and leak sometimes. That could cause you to run like that too.
 

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If Ken wants to come over to help:D , I have a murcury synch tool, just not sure where the adapters are (but I don't think the katana needs them.)

(I loaned mt Katana manual to another guy at work, that i have to go over to his house to get it running sometime this week,,,,)
 
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