It is kinda weird, perhaps bad, form. Contact info and all, and the argument laid out all purdy like. For the record, I'm skeptical of the idea that needle circuit pollution in the pilot circuit is responsible for the oil buring we all know and love. I think Tom and Paul's oil mods approach this in a more plausible manner. I'm not saying erratic mixture can't cause oil burning (perhaps, I have no idea), but to my thinking, excess pressure at the crank sounds super plausible. Especially since in my own experience, oil consumption is very tightly linked to >5K RPM driving.
That said, I've messed around with the carb a lot. I've done the 22¢ mod and the KLX needle, stepping through a ton (really, a lot) of slight adjustments in order to dial it in according to my, unfortunately novice, perception. And I think the carb is ripe for new developments, much like the oil system was. I'm not saying Dredd's needle is good, I have no idea. I haven't installed it, but I'm curious about it, and I'm not seeing any red flags outside of personality approach. So I'm going to give it a shot.
Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth
Sammy, sorry about that. Personally, I am oh so suspect of someone that shows up claiming their new cure-all carb needle will fix the (un-related) oil consumption problem, shamelessly plugging their jetting kit (being sold on eBay BTW) on this forum, AND the advrider KLR Only thread (posts since deleted).
So, if you look at the Facebook link, you'll see the contact info, Lloydminster Small Engine Repair; i.e. self serving commercial post.