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Old 01-06-2006, 01:24 AM
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Default Why does it pop?

I have an 04 Arctic cat 500 4x4. When i start it up I have to use the primer botton on the side of the carb. after its running at an idle it will pop (i think back through the carb) a few times and then die. I changed the spark plug and emptied the carb (had some water in it) and it still does it. Only on idle though. Can anyone help me out?
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:23 AM
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Default Why does it pop?

Its too lean on the idle circuit. Have you tried turning the mixture screw out ...1/4 turn or so?
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:30 PM
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Default Why does it pop?

I gotta agree with hondabuster. I did a bunch of research on this and the consenses (65 lean-35 rich) is lean is usually the cause of this. Damn, that is almost painful to give up one of the givens in life.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif[/img][img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif[/img][img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img]
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atv , fourwheeler , pop , studder

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