87 Sporty Hiccups

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by 90FXRS, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Working on an 87 XLH 1100. Bike has a hiccup at low speed when you roll on the throttle. The carb is stock and has been rebuilt, thoroughly cleaned and new gaskets and seals. Has a RevTech ignition and a set of VH pipes. I have not checked the timing yet, waiting on a plug. V.O.E.S. is new and working properly. Idles great and if you get on it the things never misses a beat.

    Any suggestions as to what is causing the hiccup?
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Your jet sizes show to be a 52 & 150. Check those. You may need to go to a 54 low speed, if available due to pipe change. Also check to make sure the small rubber plug is in place for the low speed jet, choke closes all the way, and accelerator pump is working. I'm not sure what the rubber plug is suppose to do, maybe someone else does. Not all carbs have it.
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  3. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Tourbox. I was figuring it needs rejetted. Just not sure what jets to get without taking the thing apart. Not a big deal with the old Keihin butterfly carb. Just the work of rejetting. That's why I like my EFI.

    Where did you find that information?
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    tourbox Senior Member

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  5. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Now there is some extremely useful information. Thank you again. Just finished a JP order. Got the Andrews accelerator pump upgrade also.
     
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    Well a 54 pilot jet took care of the hiccup. Bought a 56 also just in case. Figured it's best to get the carb working properly before I add the Andrews accelerator pump upgrade.
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