Question about 1985 Yamaha XJ 700 X Maxim
Hello, from your description, it sounds like some of the jets of your carburetors are in the wrong places. Your bike has four carburetors, and each one of them has a main fuel jet and an idle fuel jet inside the bowl. The main jet goes in the very middle of the bowl and is the one that screws into the needle jet. This main jet has a relatively large hole through the middle. The pilot jet goes off to the side of, and screws right into the metal of the carburetor body. This jet has a very small hole through the middle -- so small that it may be hard to see through it.
These two jets look similar at a glance, and they have identical threads which makes it easy to get them in the wrong place. You mention that your carburetors have been cleaned, so there is a good chance that whoever cleaned them accidentally switched these jets in some or all of your carburetors.
If these jets are switched you will notice the following symptoms:
In the attached picture the main jet is toward the bottom, and the idle jet is on the top.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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