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Changing main jets without removing carbs

Figured I should open a new thread about this. Can someone fill me in on how to do this? I know so far that it takes angled screwdriver. Anyone have specific details they would share with me?

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Here it is but don't tell anyone.LOL Remove bowl screws then the main jet "a small inspection mirror will help" take a small piece of vacuum hose and fit over the head of the jet and screw in place and then tighten, put cap back on.

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I was thinking more like those in the 76 piece set, the three on the bottom right in the picture. lol

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I was thinking more like those in the 76 piece set, the three on the bottom right in the picture. lol
What the hell!! He should get both, after all it's not our money!!! LOL


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take a small piece of vacuum hose and fit over the head of the jet and screw in place and then tighten, put cap back on.
This was the critical step (for me) in doing this without removing the carbs. I spent about an hour the first time by taping the jet to the screwdriver, etc, then trying to pull the tape off after screwing in the jet...then remembered the old vac line on the spark plug tip and applied it to the jet installation...smooth as butter now. I was going to add that to the thread, but Lance beat me to it!

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I'm sure you guys saved me a few hours of frustration! Thanks!
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I used a set of needle nose pliers to get the old screws out and replaced them with allen head machine screws. Then took a very short stubby screwdriver and epoxied a brass tube sleeve over the blade. The jet sets in the sleeve, makes it easy to remove and replace.

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hearing this makes me want to de-ear her now. I thought I would have to do a lot of screwing around

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I think it was 93VN750 who has posted he's become pretty quick at doing this.

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Does anybody have any pics showing how to do it this way? I have absolutly no experience with taking carbs apart, I have balanced them and drained float bowls. And I am assuming that this what you would do if you were changing the ears out for pods.

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