list is quiet so how about an sv question?

Brian vnvbandit at
Wed Mar 2 06:10:34 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Morgan Jones <morgan at> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> I have an SV issue I could use some advice on..  My '99 track bike with a
> fairly usual array of modifications (680cc, flatslides, race cams) is idling
> rough.  The motor was out for nearly a year to replace two valves and a base
> gasket.  I got it back near the end of last season and it ran fine through a
> track day.
> Fast forward a month or so to last fall, I started it to warm up and then
> replace the water with antifreeze.  I  was able to keep it running long
> enough to flush and replace the coolant but it the idle is rough and it
> periodically dies.
> Any ideas?  My sense is it probably just needs a carb sync or least that's
> the best first step before looking deeper.
> And if so: how different is the syncing process from stock carbs?  I have a
> chilton manual and I'm reasonably mechanical but I haven't done much carb
> syncing.
> thanks,
> -morgan

Carbs don't go out of sync just sitting there.

Try cleaning the low speed jets first.


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