Case matched Puch Polini, Hi-Comp Head, Techno Circuit, 20mm PHBG Uni Filter 4 Petal Mallosi Slightly Advanced Timing NGK B7HS 92 Octane 40:1 with Bel Ray Synthetic.
I'm struggling to understand how to tune a 20mm PHBG. From my understanding, there are three tunable items in the carb.
Main Jet - Effects over all performance, metering fuel in the top 2/3 of the throttle position,
Needle / Clip Position - Move the needle higher in the slide to richen your top end, and lower to lean it out
Idle Jet - Effects bottom 1/3 of jetting, metering fuel when the slide is mostly closed
Little Mixture Screw - Effects the idle circuit? I have no idea!
Am I way off in understanding how these effect the bike? Is it possible to plug chop at half speed and get an accurate reading to see if your mids are running lean? How about an idle plug chop? When performing a plug chop, do you need to hold the throttle open after you've killed the ignition until you come to a stop, or just killing the ignition, and then closing the throttle is fine? Can anyone teach me to plug chop / tune? I've read all kinds of things, and I just never feel like I'm doing it correctly. I usually just jet until I four stroke, and then bump it down until I don't, but now that I'm up to a PHBG I don't think that method works, now that I've got all these variables. I'm not looking for the worlds fastest bike, I just want a reasonable understanding so I can jet appropriately and safely for the weather and maximum speed with the least danger of seizing.