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Whats the adjustments on a 1996 kawasaki vulcan 800 carburetor. the bike seems to blacken the plugs and run sluggish. it was rejetted however im not sure if the carb was adjusted for the new jets. im curious what OEM adjustments are.

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Oem specs run lean if you rejetted and plugs are blacken running rich try air screw first alittle at a time (replace plugs) keep rechecking plugs as you go same diff. if you adjust fuel screw

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