2006 Scrambler Smells Like Gas

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Coyote, Aug 11, 2019.

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  1. Coyote

    Coyote New Member

    Aug 11, 2019
    Hey everyone!
    Bought an '06 Scrambler this weekend and super thrilled. She's in great condition, low mileage ( 11 k ).

    The previous owner had a non OEM silencer on the back which smelt horrible - huge amount of fumes. Looks super cool though.
    So I put the OEM silencer back on and now I notice two things:

    1. It smells like unburnt gas
    2. I didn't need to open the choke to warm it up ( It's 80 Degrees F here )

    My research ( trusty internet posts ) points me to think it's the carbs and the fuel mixture may be running rich.

    What do you think?
  2. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    East Riding of Yorkshire
    Sounds like it could be running a bit rich, although my Trident 900 needs very little choke to get started in warm weather. At 11k miles it is coming up to its 12k service (I'm assuming 6k service intervals on Bonnie variants) so that might sort it out - if indeed there is anything to sort! The air filter may be a bit clogged up though, if it has been used in dusty conditions. Might be worth checking before laying out too much money, although a good service on a bike new to you is never a bad idea, unless you got it from a dealer already serviced.
  3. In my own world

    In my own world Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2018
    West Sussex
    Sound like the carbs were tuned to the end can. May have to fit some new jets to suit the standard can

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