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bike was running good so i had to screw with it. put a chrome top on the carb now it runs like ****. rich and just feels flat:spank:
 

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check the rubber diaphram. You may have not seated it correctly. Worst case is you have a slight tear in it. FIrst take off the air cleaned and rev while in nuetral. While revving see if the slide moves up and down. Dont look directly in the carb incase it backfires. If it doesn't go up and down with the revs shut it down and see if it goes up with finger smoothly. Good luck. If it had a small tear, that will be 40.00 at the dealer. Check to make sure the spring is seated correctly as well...
 

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thanks tex
 

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I agree with tex. Putting those carb tops back on requires just a little finesse (or something). It's too easy to improperly set the diaphragm or spring ;)
 

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when you put the top cover on try to wiggle it down until you feel metal to metal contact.. You will know what i mean when it happens....
 

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Fourcats said:
It helps to raise/block up the rear of the tank, gives you a bit more room to work. -2$en#e-
Or just remove the carb.

Any luck yet?
 

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i will get a new diaphragm on tuesday. thanks for the help..k
 

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Kenhorse, same exact sh*t just happened to me! I have a EG Classic. Chrome cover install, bike runs like crap, runs flat, won't accelerate at high RPMs, etc. I got some great help from the guys on the touring threads, I guess I'm going to get a new rubber diaphram.
 

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What everyone else said. You can also screw up if you're not paying attention and put the needle in wrong. Bike will idle roughly, but not much else. Trust me... LOL
 

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I've fixed one with super glue. It held for a few weeks until a new one could be bought. I think it was the thicker super glue, maybe called gel??
 
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