How to balance your carbs

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by darkember » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:25 pm

Anybody know where I can source some of that vacum pipe from??

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by AMCQ46 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:33 pm

Try your local aquatics shop!
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Kev L » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:23 pm

I bought eight of the connectors (5mm brass) from Morgan carbtune, same as the link at the beginning of this post. If anyone wants one let me know, £2 posted, first come first served.
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by darkember » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:06 pm

OK I have found a supplier for this vacum pipe. Can anybody tel me what size & bore this pipe needs to be??

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by benny hedges » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:13 am

about 4mm id... depends on the size of the outlet adapters you've fitted.
most car shops (incl halfords) sell this stuff.
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by BigVeeGrin » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:45 pm

AMcQ's link wont show now - here's the guy's seller info and should have the item listed on the left http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/jjuliangerar/ ... 4340.l2559

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by VTRDark » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:13 am

Where about's in the vacuum tube for rear cylinder have you cut it to put the T-Piece in. Just curious as I would like somewhere that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and does not get in the way of tank removal. It's also got to be convenient for the vacuum hose (to attach to carbtune) that runs off of it with no major bends/kinks in it.

I just read on the Superhawk forum http://superhawkforum.com/forums/knowle ... use-21028/ for an accurate reading, both vacuum hoses should be the same length from both carbs. So where ever the T-Piece is placed the excess hose from the rear cylinder will have to be taken into consideration and trimmed off the end of the vacuum hose that goes to your carbsyncing tool.

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by AMCQ46 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:15 pm

I just cut it about 6" from the tank end and then put the T piece in. then I put a length of spare hose onto the T piece so it comes out between the V near the thermostat beside the front hose.

Its baldrocks that the hoses need to be same length.........a vacuum is a vacuum, these is no air flowing so length is not a factor.
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by seb421 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Thanks for the write up going to get the two dial on steel plate gauge this coming week at some point and give it a go
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Diabolus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 pm

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after some websurfing this is a 5mm fitting available from d/silvers for about £6 shall i go for it or has anyone got one spare for sale?
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by sirch345 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:10 pm

You can get four here for not a lot more if no one has a spare for you http://www.carbtune.co.uk/carbaccs.html

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Diabolus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:45 pm

okay i've got a set on order so will have 3 spare p'm if anyone needs one. :idea:
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:11 pm

Just remove the little O ring before fitting, and use a little drop of thread loc. Don't over tighten as they are brass and will easily shear off.

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Rampant Lion » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi....just want to say thanks for all the info on this thread. Was a bit wary of tackling this job, but bought some vacuum gauges, followed the notes and it really was as easy as has been said. The cost of the equipment has paid for itself already. Found the carbs were needing to be balanced.

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by darkember » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:42 pm

I believe this is what Al was referring to about using golf T's.

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They work a treat & look neat & tidy

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