Frenchy wrote:James, throw away the home-made rig, & purchase an inexpensive set of mercury sticks!!
Frenchy wrote: Once the motor is at operating temperature, give yourself thirty minutes to an hour to get them synced...
Whisker wrote:Carb synch is almost an art when working with sloppy worn linkages and such, praying to the underworld gods may not be necessary but the blood of a live chicken can help!!
BearOnt wrote:I bought myself a carb sync tool and put it to use today.
I noticed a few things:
a) When you have one of the cylinders at exactly the right place it will move when you take the screwdriver off the adjusting screw.
b) Just because it was right a minute ago does not mean it will be right now.
c) From idle to 3000rpm the difference is so great you wonder how it ever ran.
d) The warmer the engine gets the more frustrating this job gets.
I "think " I finally got it good. I would have to adjust it a bit high so it would be good when I removed my screwdriver. When I put the bike in 1st gear (bike on center stand) and reved it to 3000 rpm the levels in the sync tool seemed to calm down a fair bit and were easier to adjust.
So the big question is: Shouldn't the bike be in gear under load to be able to accurately set the carbs?
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