Cotten, I've wanted to ask you forever, and your modern carb line finally got me to ask, not that I'm a fan of S&S carbs particularly.
Hearing you talk about the reservoir of fuel acting as a accelerator pump, and all the other minutiae of the linkert design, I'm thinking if ever anyone got a linkert properly tuned on a harley, you have.
Anyway, here's the question:
My experience with linkerts ended years ago, before I knew about, (from you) how to detect and fix manifold leaks.
When riding a harley with a Linkert, even the DC, the machines always tended to "8stroke" at light load at low, but above idle, engine speeds, going down the road. I.E, you're in town, doing 25-30, probably 2-3 gear, and the engine is running rich and doing what I call "8 stroking", not firing evenly. And I hear many, many h-ds' do this, on a variety of carbs.
But, I could never get a Linkert to not do this.
To be fair the The DC's and the SU's did it too.
With the VM Mikuni's (and tight manifolds, thanks to you) I can tune to eliminate this annoying trait.
Was it just me? Had I the patience and a carb you had returned to as new condition, could this problem be solved?
I'm really only out for knowledge with this question, you can tell, I hope, because I've tried to be so polite in phrasing it and not used the usual expletive laced language I normally use towards Brass linkerts!
This will be hard for me to reply , as the format keeps changing, and will not allow me to see what I am typing, as I am typing it! (And where did the attachment tab go?) Logging in and out does not help.
I do not believe any design of carb is a bad one, and I only prefer classic models because they are simple. Modern carbs are un-necessarily over-complicated.
"8-stroking" is a term that have never heard, and I do not know if I have ever experienced it. If I did, I always fixed it.
I would type more, but every keystroke automatically scrolls back up to the middle of the post!
Is there a button for that?