I've just installed a custom chrome 5 speed kicker in my 1990 FLT Harley Davidson. It kicks in one to 4 kicks when dead cold full choke ( stopped for 2 days) but when it's hot it is hit and miss. When it's hot I found that if I have the choke off and don't squirt in any fuel it will kick between 3 and 7 kicks. Sometimes it backfires through the carbie instead of starting and I got a blocked main I had to blow out with air. I've given up a few times and used the electric when it's hot ( been for a ride for a few miles). Starts easy on electric start.
It has a crane fireball J grind cam, crane big coil and heavy valve springs , adjustable rods stock Hydraulic lifters and it's almost on stock full advanced, I put separate pipes no equaliser I designed on it over 15 years ago stock air filter . Has been on for 13 years and runs great. Stock electron ignition though I bought a good second hand Screaming Eagle ignition 1995/6 that I've got wiring instructions for yet to wire in. I'm running a big main jet and pilot in a 40mm kehlin CV. I've just installed a CV Performance kit (minus jets too small) with their thick point slide needle and main jet power tube that gives the main a sprinkler spray pattern.I also put in a low profile pumper with smaller spray hole It runs good and very snappy. I also put in their easy adjust idle and mixture screw kits. Starts same first hit or turn on electric , I use full choke when dead cold no choke when hot, I don't twist the throttle.,
Can you tell me what my Kicker problem is so it will be more predictable and efficient to start especially when hot? Today was very hot and I went out in the afternoon to start the bike after it sat over the weekend but I got the same problem when its been running and ended up using the electric. Previous 2 weeks its been cooler air temps as it's been raining. I thought it might be timing.