Still not there (A17)
So,...this morning I decided to fire it up (2003), and it came alive, but with an issue. It refused to fire with full choke, without touching the throttle. On the full choke, with partially open throttle, it fired, revved, but it sputtered, and didn't want to stay idling. It sounds/feels like the jets are dirty (which they are not), or there is an issue with fuel delivery. I cleaned the jets manually, and after I put them back, I soaked the carb with Seafoam (by forcing the Seafoam into the carb via fuel line). Seafoam was inside the carb for 24 hours, after which, I drained the carb, and primed it with fresh gas (by filling the carb manually via the fuel line).
My next step is to turn the carb sideways again, pull the jets, and see what's going on. Tank is squeaky clean on the inside, as is the petcock. Carburetor bowl is filling with fuel just fine, which tells me that vacuum operated petcock works as designed. The only "mod" I did so far (from stock), is "Decalifornication". I watched (and read) several posts on the web about it, and found two different approaches. One says to let BOTH lines coming out of the tank (blue and read under the seat) hang free, to act as vents. The other post says that the red line has to be capped. I decided to leave them both open, and routed them properly behind the engine, down to the ground. I don't see why the red line should be capped, because it serves only one purpose, to suck the gas fumes accumulated between the fuel level, and the top of the tank. These fumes are sucked by vacuum, and routed into the evap equipment. Once filtered, leftovers are fed into the airbox. BTW,.....that airbox inlet is plugged as it should be, so it doesn't suck outside air, and bypass the filter. Filter is also clean, and oiled (stock).
So,.....aside from pulling the jets, what do you Gentlemen think I should check also?
All and any input is appreciated.