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Pilot screw tweeking question

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I just got done putting in a carb kit and uping my jet sizes fron a 122 to a 125 and 38. I set the pilot screw 2 1/2 -2 3/4 out and it would run good but on hard revs it would puff black smoke out do you think this is carb cleaner burning off ? I used a spark plug to tell if it was running rich or lean and think I have it set good but I am still wondering what up any help?
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If it's putting out black smoke, it's running rich. That won't have anything to do with the pilot screw. The pilot screw just adjusts the air/fuel mixture for the idle circuit.
The pilot jet, and pilot screw control fuel delivery from idle to approximately 1/8 throttle. The main jet primarily controls fuel flow between 3/4 and WOT (wide open throttle). The needle and needle jet are the components that regulate fuel flow between 1/8 and 3/4 throttle.

If it idles good and runs good up to about 1/8 throttle, I would just go down a size on the main jet and see what that does.
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