Carb issue? Spark plugs?

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Raven1099
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April 5th, 2018, 9:04 am #11

ok replaced the plugs gaped to 028 and noticed the negative battery terminal was all corroded so removed the battery and cleaned up the terminal and coated with a little dielectric grease and the bike seems to be running Great again, will pull a plug from now on everytime I change the oil to see how they are holding up.........thanks everyone!
          
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April 5th, 2018, 2:13 pm #12

Nice! the idle adjustment knob actually works now before had to turn it a bunch to get the idle to go up or down and after changing the plugs the idle was way too high!, now it just takes a slight turn to work, working the way it should now guess I turned that knob up too much with the fouled plugs and got the plugs soaked with fuel hence the engine running bad after messing with the idle adjustment knob.....bet the new plugs will improve my passing issue I was having,.....seemed really sluggish not like it once was but bet she will go with the flow now :)
          
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April 13th, 2018, 4:50 pm #13

As some of you may know my T has always used oil When i bought it with 20,000 miles on it, it was using about 1 qt ever 1,000 miles, well a little over a year ago on a ride to the hill country it got worse about 1 qt every 600 miles, couldn't figure out why, well after this spark plug issue I had a friend of mine mention my increase in oil consuption may have been due to the badly fouled plugs not burning all the fuel so fuel was getting into the oil thining the gas and causing it to burn faster.....makes sence........What are you all's thoughts?

 I have as I stated in the post replaced those very badly fouled plugs and also changed the oil with Shell Rotella 15W40 which is the first time for me using this oil, guess we will see if the oil consumption goes down now...keeping my fingers crossed.
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April 14th, 2018, 10:08 am #14

Hey Robert I’m not sure I follow your last post when you say “ the fuel was getting into the gas thinning the gas and making it burn faster”? Did you mean the fuel(gas) getting into the oil? If so I have heard of this but what I would expect you to see is your oil level increase though the “oil” would be thinner and have a gas smell.
I would think your bike burning oil would be more likely the cause of the fouled plugs rather than vice versa.
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Does you oil have a strong smell of gas?
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April 14th, 2018, 1:23 pm #15

Frank: I corrected it to fuel in the oil...thanks...... so I think it was getting a little fuel into the oil, but not much not enough to increase the oil level as I drive the bike all the time so it would evaporate and I imagine go out the crankcase ventilation but enough to thin the oil, was thinking the increase in consumption started when the plugs got fouled to a certain point and was not completely burn all the fuel as it normally would with good plugs, those iridium plugs had 46,000 miles on them.
          
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April 14th, 2018, 8:24 pm #16

Glad to hear everything is running great again.  You'll have to give us an update on that oil consumption later this year.
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April 15th, 2018, 10:44 am #17

Wondering if cleaning the intake system would be beneficial for this type issue.
Something like Amsoil Powerfoam or Seafoam DeepCreep.   My Nomad used to start idling rough etc. Could see a lot of carbon build-up in the intake runners and on the back of the throttle body butterflies. A good soaking/cleaning with either of the above and it would be fine again,  Be kinda tricky to get it in the T intake, maybe through the sync ports? Probably can't hurt.

I'd try that today, but I'm looking out at the fresh snow on my deck, ON APRIL 15th, and thinking maybe after it warms up... Global Warming my ass.
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April 15th, 2018, 11:16 pm #18

I will just have to check the plugs every oil change from now on.
          
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