Ran the Hanno with Nelson P/L on the bench today. Unexpectedly easy handling on this engine. Guess on thisone the previous ownerDIDN'T mess with the pump screws
All starts were with a 'chicken stick' after a few flips watching the fuel shoot into the carb and adding glow plug heat. Found it to start good at partial throttle. Used Bax's advice to set the n/v at no more than 1 turn open for pumped OSs. Firstrun waswith an APC 11~12 and the header only. WHAT! I can't hear you!Sounds like I have cotton in my ears. Hope this ringing isn't permanent. Last time this happened was after riding my sister's V Rod while she was out of town. Why do people put those loud pipes on their motor cycles? Anyway, I didn't want to stop the Hanno once it started. Ran about 8 oz fiddling with the n/v and checking the exhaust then shut it down and got some ear plugs.
Added the Hatori 650 pipe (smooth) to the generous 7" header and tached around and up to 10.5 with plenty of oily exhaust coming out of the stinger. Tweaked the n/v back and forth a few clicks trying to find the right mix. Got it rich a couple times and it quit but restarted easily. Learned to jockey the throttle to keep it running, with fuel spitting out of the carb,while leaning it some if I made it too rich. Two tanks down.
Third and final tank of the day I puta 13~8 APC like the previous owner sent (but balanced) and ran itup toand around 11.5. After cooling it still has pretty tight pinch. That's about 28oz of 10% Omegawith 6 oz or so of Benol added for approx. 21% lube.Used an OS
#8 as recommended. Ran it dry and added a few drops of oil.
I hope to continue the 'break-in' next week when I'm through with a 7 dayhitch of night shiftsat our small ruralhospital.Gonna try some longer chambered pipes and differentprops to settle in at around 9500/10,000 rpmas recommended by Bax and the paperwork.
Terry in LP