March 13th, 2017, 07:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
From: back in cottonwood, az
I Ride: 04 FE650E
oem carbs on these bikes have a needle that is very lean to compensate for the fat pilot, main and air jets. do some research about using the honda nc series needle.
(from the owner's doc wiki: "Honda make two needles coded: NCVS and NCVR. Against the trusty OB DMS, Gokia134 found the NCVS to be better off the bottom. Setting: 162MJ, 40PJ, 80PAJ, NCVS needle on C3")
and get an extended adjustable pilot fuel screw.