I think my bike (carbeurated SV650S 2002) is running a bit rich cuz the gas light blinks at 210km's compared to 230km's from last season. If anytime of the year, it's summertime that i should notice it running richer. The only thing I've done to it during the winter storage is repacking my aftermarket slip on exhaust. Now repacking it prevents the air being trapped by helping the air flow through the cannister right? Will that cause a richer running bike?
If so, should i readjust the air/fuel mixture or take it in to a shop to see how far off the adjustment is? From what I remember, to adjust the air/fuel mixture, i'd turn in the screw until the engine sputters, then adjust it out until it sputters then the mid point of that is my starting point then I'd check the plugs periodically until i find the best air/fuel ratio
i havent check my plugs yet. will do it tomorrow