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Fouling plug fouling bottom plug,plenty of spark ,new plugs only running on top cylinder

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Get one heat range higher plug for your motorcycle. If it is fouling, Im guessing this is a high mile motorcycle. You dont say anything about make, model, year or miles.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012


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i have a xn 85 model 86 and it was in a garash for a many years so the rubber of the valve seal are wet and no stop the oil, in my case was the 3rd cilinder i change the injector and continued leak the 3rd. when i change the seals tha problem sold good.......................have a good repaire.

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It sounds like the previous owner liked to tinker with the carb. I would pull the carb, CLEAN IT and check what size jets are in it. #115 is the stock main jet. #38 was the stock slow speed jet used that year. In the center of the slide, check where the clip is set on the needle. Position the clip mid- range of adjustment. If the bike bogs when you open the throttle, move the clip down one notch. Two notches may be needed but start with one. Be sure the owner has not lost the needle jet holder, part #16 on the parts diagram I am sending you to. Both the air and idle screws start at one & one half turns. Look at the tips of the adjusters. If they have a "ring" mark or depression mark where they were screwed in too tightly, then the screw(s) and jets should be replaced. These are adjusters and not really a screw. Seat them LIGHTLY then come out 1.5 turns.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. Go to the "CARBURETORS" tab to see the assembly. There is a slight chance the OHC may be one tooth out of proper position. We will check that after the carb has been put in order and tested.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: spark plug fouling when cold starting

sounds like the carb wants cleaning and re-balancing

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2001 Intruder 1500 is running rough and fouling

you may have bad gas  or mis adjusted carb

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: hello I have a 1985

If it only smokes when starting up and when pulling away, the valve guide seals need to be replaced. If it smoking constantly, the rings are bad. If you replace the rings, hone the cylinder walls and replace the valve guide seals at the same time. You may want to go to a hotter plus also. Please rate my answer. Thanks.

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