Ive been trying to get that '74 Honda XL 350 to run properly...with no luck.
Pulled the carby tonight checked everything, Replaced idle jet seals, made sure float was at proper height.
Timed it, adjusted valves, point gap..the whole encilada.
Will idle just fine Coughs and runs ragged and will stall if adding throtle. The idle screw seems to do very lttle if anything. Bike seems to not care if choke is on or off.
All passages were cleaned, all seals replaced...still doesnt run right.
I also found while settiig the points, that the camshaft where it comes out the side of the engine, with the points cam on it, has about .05-.08 of wobble in it. That explains some of the popping and inconsistant idle..the damned thing is wobbling around, the point gap can be .015 one moment, the next .125
Ive not gotten the manuals that I purchased on Ebay, so done know if there is a bearing, a bushing or what not in there. Ill have to pull the head and check...sigh..I hope the camshaft is not blown out.
Anyone know what is used to keep the camshaft lined up? Bearings on both ends or ???
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