Yes exactly, that's what we've been trying to explain....if you take it completely off and don't close off these passages gas is being dumped into the system all of the time:
The blue line shows the air path and the gold the gas. You can see they both dump into the delivery port and then inject extra fuel at the front of the carb. The carb is not designed to run all of the time with the reduced vacuum from the open air port, or with the gobs of gas being dumped into the intake. If you remove the enricher do what Chakali did, plate off the ports and have a scotch. The scotch is the most important part of it.
Thanks, Bashan! (What happened to "The Great")? I didn't think of this myself. I was having a difficult time tuning my carb. Running rich and bogging from a stop. I unplugged the auto-enricher to test it and my bog from the rich condition went away. Now to seal the holes like you pointed out. Or can I just leave it unplugged? Which is better?
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If it is unplugged from the power source the plunger is retracted and the choke is ON. When you start the bike AC current flows through the heater, the wax expands, the plunger comes out and shuts OFF the choke. If you leave it unplugged it will be ON all the time. If it runs better with the choke unplugged from the power, it is probably a lean condition.