1: I wanted to sync the carbs on the 9 year old bike the make sure it was preforming as best as possible.
2: I made my own set-up to try and save money.
3: The carbs were removed to drill out the covers to the pilot screws. They weren't already exposed. The right pilot screw was out 1.5 turns and the left was 1 turn out. Not sure how this affects the sync of the carbs, but I thought the sync would be a good idea now that I have both pilot screws out 2.25 turns.
4: I only took the carbs out a few inches to turn them to the side to get a good angle to drill with a dremel. I wasn't able to drill far enough without removing the carbs.
5: I reinstalled the carbs carefully and made sure the tubes were on all the way.
6: I did not adjust the valves
7: Just installed a new battery about a week ago (YTX14AHL-BS High Performance - Maintenance Free - Sealed AGM Motorcycle Battery) CCA:210.
In my effort to do the FOG mod, I wanted to sync the carbs as instructed.
I believe it is a hard start. The bike makes a jolt when I try to start it, but dies immediately after. Holding the ignition button (for more than a fraction of a second) does nothing.
Edit: The bike was cold when I started the sync. Dumb, I know, but I'm learning. I figured I would let it run for a few minutes and sync the carbs in the process.