I seem to be struggling to get the idle right on my Rally 200. I had a gas tank leak at the fuel tap (flooded the floor board). Since I had the tank out, and disconnected the line from the carb, I cleaned the carb. Ever since then Iím just not confident itís right. The jets and carb are stock. Electronic ignition, no mods. I've done several mix adjustments, and right now it's at the standard Mix screw 1.5 turns out, and Idle screw at 2 turns out. Recently I put in a brand new plug (B7ES), and with minimal riding itís showing a dark grey on the electrode, and light fawn on the ceramic insulator tip. The scooter starts fine (2 or 3 kicks), and runs okay, but hereís whatís troubling me:
- It accelerates and reaches high rpms really quickly. Iíve barely shifted gears and I have to shift again, and Iím never ďriding like I stole itĒ and WOT. I typically only have the throttle open about 1/2 way (city riding).
- In neutral it idles at a steady rate, but not as steady as my GS. Instead of ďput-put-put-putĒ itís more like ďput-put-put-putily-put-put-putily-putily-putĒ.
-When I shift down into 1st from neutral the idle drops way down, like by half, but itís never stalled. My GS doesnít do that. Shifting into 1st doesnít change the idle at all.
Normal for a 200? Too lean? Gremlin? Overthinking it?