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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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So after my adventures on trying to find marbles today, i am going to try this trick tonight as well as backing out the fuel adjuster screws as well. I found the two reed valve hoses. There big and were easy to find. I have read that some say to block of the hose that leads of the rear carb. I am pretty sure i have found this. it leads up under the seat. What do i block this off with and do i have to take the seat completely off for it. Thanks Mick.
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Not that it's recomended for a perminent solution but double a batteries fit nice & snugg for the reed valve lines. I did it as a temp solution.
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A 1/2 copper end cap works perfect. Just pull off the hoses, slide on the end cap, slide the hose back on over the end cap. I got mine at Home Depot, Plumbing Dept, about .50 cents.

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just took my seat off and followed the hose from the carb to where it ends. Which spot do i need to plug and do i just plug the hose or the metal post that it connects to as well. this seems to easy i just want to make sure im not screwing anything up.
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you plug the hose in a manner that you won't hear the carb sucking air into it. The metal nipple on the carb is a vacuum source and you just need to plug it so there's no vacuum leak. You can leave the nipple on the emissions thingy unplugged or just yank it all out if you won't need it.
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A 1/2 copper end cap works perfect. Just pull off the hoses, slide on the end cap, slide the hose back on over the end cap. I got mine at Home Depot, Plumbing Dept, about .50 cents.
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that is the picture of the reed valve correct. I put marbles just inside the two hoses for what is pictured on both cylinders. is the copper endcap in place of the marbles. Just got rained out have to finish tomorrow morning. Just to clarify, the small hose that runs back under the seat is about 3/8 ID and that is the small hose that needs to be plugged also or am i combining multiple posts and the only two hoses that need to be plugged are the hoses connected to the valve shown in the picture.
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that is the picture of the reed valve correct. I put marbles just inside the two hoses for what is pictured on both cylinders. is the copper endcap in place of the marbles. Just got rained out have to finish tomorrow morning. Just to clarify, the small hose that runs back under the seat is about 3/8 ID and that is the small hose that needs to be plugged also or am i combining multiple posts and the only two hoses that need to be plugged are the hoses connected to the valve shown in the picture.
Marbles, copper caps, coasters.....all accomplish the same thing.
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^^ Indeed! ^^
Nice picture. Very simple modification.

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Pic up coil mod done
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I " Marbled " my bike today!!!!! What an improvement !!!! I love it !!!!!
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