OK, here's an update on what I've encountered so far.
The spark plug electrode is white, and a hint of brown, the "tongue" is the same.
If Im not mistaken that means its running very lean.
Next, I ran the bike W/O the top on the air box... it ran better believe it or not. I am starting to believe with the way the air box is designed, it was tuned for very little air restriction, since there was no factory snorkel installed on the bike.
Now, my guess is if the bike is running with greater air restriction due to a Snorkel, it would run very lean?
I did read in another forum that the 220 was tuned very lean from the factory, so what im suspecting is the bike is not very forgiving when it comes to messing with the air flow.
(the changes Ive made)
The bike had a 115 jet, I went to a 118 jet, and also lowered the clip on the metering rod 1 notch. this raised the rod and enriched the mixture.
I had it running pretty good with both snorkels at the fender "No riser pipes" Once I add a foot on each side with a 90 deg. turn, it starts to cut back, but not as bad as it was before. The last thing I did before I quite for the night was check the plug again, its still mostly white.
post edited by YellowDog02 - 2008/10/07 21:11:01