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Tool to Adjust Carb Fuel Mixture Screw

Ahoy Vulcaneers --

I'm installing V&H exhaust and may need to adjust the fuel mixture screws. I got the factory covers off the fuel mixture screws, but it's not a straight path to the small flat-head adjustment screws. I'm wondering if one of those long thin flexible screw drivers would do the trick?

Any tips for a tool or method to adjust the fuel mixture carb screws is most welcome!

Also, is this the correct procedure?

1. gently turn the fuel screw all the way in
2. back it out about 3 turns
3. test ride and adj as necessary

Thanx in advance!
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A very very small screwdriver will do the trick -easier to get in there with a short one than a long-handled one. And, yes, the best approach for adjustment is to turn the screws all the way in GENTLY and then back them out. I wouldn't go all the way to three turns out to start, though - try two and then work out from there. 3 is really your outer limit.

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I've used a flat head screw driver bit and turn the bit with my fingers. It's a little tricky and kind of a pain, but it works for me.


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A very very small screwdriver will do the trick -easier to get in there with a short one than a long-handled one. And, yes, the best approach for adjustment is to turn the screws all the way in GENTLY and then back them out. I wouldn't go all the way to three turns out to start, though - try two and then work out from there. 3 is really your outer limit.
Okay Cindy --

Will do. Many thanx for both tips!!
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I've used a flat head screw driver bit and turn the bit with my fingers. It's a little tricky and kind of a pain, but it works for me.
Thanx DF!

That sounds like it might just work!
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I use a small Craftsman offset ratcheting screwdriver. It works great.

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I made a screwdriver out of a piece of welding rod. I made it about 8" long, flattened one end and shaped it like a screwdrive head and made a 90deg bend about an inch at the other end. This does a nice job with it's long reach, runs right between the jug fins and easy clocking by way of the bend.

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i use the screw driver bit method but i attach a craftsman 1/4" ratcheting wrench to the bit
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i use the screw driver bit method but i attach a craftsman 1/4" ratcheting wrench to the bit
I tried that at first, but the length of the bit and ratchet were too long to fit so that's why I just turn it with my fingers.


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NGK caps, wires and Iridiums
Coasters (made by Lance328), earshave and rejet with screws turned out 3 turns
Volt gauge w/ custom mounting cup by Lance328 wired into headlight bucket 13.5v-14v
National Cycles Plexistar 2 windshield
DEKA battery
Mutazu GA Black hard bags w/ custom support brackets and relocation brackets made by Lance328
Custom lowers made by Lance328
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not a ratchet, a ratcheting wrench like this one:



just put the bit into the boxed end and ratchet away
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