Phazer Carb Problems
Last year after a short season of riding, my '89 Phazer ran a little weirdly so I decided to take the carbs out and clean them. It was my first carb job and I didn't really know what I was doing, I took them apart and then let them set all summer in the attic and now I'm trying to get it all together and running.
I put it all together once already and I had no luck getting it to run, so I figured I didn't do something right so I took the carbs out again and tried another run at cleaning/assembling. I got them together last night and put them in the sled and I had no luck getting the thing to start. So I have some questions.
I am missing one of the brackets that holds the carbs together, the sled ran like that all of last season so I know it's possible that it can work, but I wonder if I didn't get the two carbs out of sync somehow.
Inside of the bowls there are 2 plastic covers for the 3 jets, my question is which of the 3 holes do I plug with the 2 caps, right now I have it as plug-open-plug. Should it still be able to run like this? Do I need to open it up and change it?
I got the throttle cable on and it worked smoothly, but I am not quite sure how to assemble the other cable that looks like the throttle cable (I don't know the name of it or what it does). I kind of hooked it up, but I'm not sure if it's right, does anyone have a picture of what it looks like? I might be able to take some pictures of it when I'm done with school to show how I've got it.
Then there is the wire that plugs into something near the throttle cable. Again, I don't know what it is or what it does or how to hook it up, I tried it last night without it plugged in at all. Should it be able to run without it?
And finally, I was able to adjust one of the pilot screws, back 1 1/2 turns, but the other is broken off and I figured I should just leave it in there for now just how it was last season, I guess the previous owner broke that and never fixed it. I assume it will still run how it is though, maybe I'm wrong.
How finicky is the throttle stop screw? I have no idea how tight to have it.
Alright, hopefully some of these questions can be answered, and if I still can't get it to run I'll be buying another set from Yamadad. Let me know what I should be taking pictures of if you guys can't visualize it. Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it.
1998 ZR 600 136" track
1989 Phazer (in pieces)