How to balance your carbs

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by VTRDark » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:58 pm

Or with the three left over brass adapters from a pack of four use two of them, and put an outer cap over the top, which can also be purchased from carbtune. Just glue the threaded part of the brass adapter into the end of the hose. It makes it real easy then to connect up a carb syncing/carbtune tool as the hoses will connect straight up from the tool.

On my carbtune I have hoses which have been cut with a section of smaller pipe inserted in-between which causes a venturi effect and stabilises the flow so the reading does not fluctuate so much. Otherwise you will find you have to pinch the hoses.

I ran my vacuum take off's conveniently behind my battery.

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by darkember » Sat May 18, 2013 1:22 pm

Al where did you pickup that sych device from or did you make it? If you did build it could you give an explanation on how to replicate it.

Many thanks Wil

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Kev L » Sat May 18, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by darkember » Sat May 18, 2013 5:31 pm

Cheers M8 :thumbup:

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by reggy5 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:40 pm

hi what are the symtoms of unbalanced carbs? because my bike is running like a bag of shite :|
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by lloydie » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:43 am

reggy5 wrote:hi what are the symtoms of unbalanced carbs? because my bike is running like a bag of shite :|
Throttle response is bad - feels like it pulls on one then two cylinders .
Loss idle rough and revs too

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by tony.mon » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:01 am

reggy5 wrote:hi what are the symtoms of unbalanced carbs? because my bike is running like a bag of shite :|
Yeah, but from what you've posted, since you changed a CCT. If it was running ok before, it's not because the carbs are unbalanced.

Balancing them can't hurt, though.
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by Rob Boaden » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Hi, that is ace. Was very nervous about doing this but going to give it a go. Just brought my second Firestorm as the first one got stollen a couple of years ago and the insurance did not pay up. Thanks again for the excellent write up. :D

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by shoarmadude » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:14 pm

Today ive balanced my carbs with the same tool.
Easy to use and to install.

The lower ball is iddling 5mm left and right from the center, so i think its pretty good now.
But im not realy satisfied with the final result, so im going to take another shot at it cause i think it can be better.

Heres a link from where ive got the tool from :thumbup:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-MOT ... OU:NL:3160

Thanks for the how-to. :wave:

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by bazzashadow » Wed May 21, 2014 10:40 pm

hi
are these any good ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Ca ... 333wt_1046

because if i spend £23 on a piece of hose my missus will think i have gone mad and i think she may go mad :wtf: :Argue:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-MOT ... 353wt_1046

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by bigtwinthing » Thu May 22, 2014 4:47 am

Being a clumsy sod, i wouldn't want to keep moving my tank etc, could you make a small "snap tank" with 2 outlets to feed fuel to the cards instead? and maybe hang that up out of the way, or do you need more connections on the tank?
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by AMCQ46 » Thu May 22, 2014 6:07 am

BTT, using an auxiliary tank is normal practice in garages and you can buy or make some thing along the lines you described that would work just fine
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by bigtwinthing » Thu May 22, 2014 6:56 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:BTT, using an auxiliary tank is normal practice in garages and you can buy or make some thing along the lines you described that would work just fine

bits scorched today! i have got a manometer as well that measures mbar, I've been told that may work too!
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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by bazzashadow » Tue May 27, 2014 8:16 pm

cybercarl wrote:Or with the three left over brass adapters from a pack of four use two of them, and put an outer cap over the top, which can also be purchased from carbtune. Just glue the threaded part of the brass adapter into the end of the hose. It makes it real easy then to connect up a carb syncing/carbtune tool as the hoses will connect straight up from the tool.

On my carbtune I have hoses which have been cut with a section of smaller pipe inserted in-between which causes a venturi effect and stabilises the flow so the reading does not fluctuate so much. Otherwise you will find you have to pinch the hoses.

I ran my vacuum take off's conveniently behind my battery.

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been in 2wheel junkie today to get some gauges
and love the idea of coming through where the battery is
can i fit all the pipe work, put the bike back together then balance the carbs
and then in the future seat off,connect gauges,check and seat back on :thumbup:

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Re: How to balance your carbs

Post by VTRDark » Tue May 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Yep that's exactly what I do, just pull the end caps off to reveal the the brass adapters. I use a Carbtune gauge with mine so attach the Carbtune lines which have a restrictor in them to smooth the flow to the gauge (some gauges require this for an accurate reading) and then attach them to the brass adapters under my seat.

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