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fuel air mix adjustment?

hey yall, this might be a silly question but i'm trying to get at my pilot (fuel mixture) screw and theres a plug in the way. how do i get the plug out?
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I drilled a hole in the center of them with a tiny drill bit in my dremel tool and then carefully pried them out with an ice pick. You can also use a small screw.

Put a stop on the drill so it can only go in 1/8 inch.

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thanks! do i need to put a new plug in after i'm done fiddling with the pilot screw?
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thanks! do i need to put a new plug in after i'm done fiddling with the pilot screw?
No. They were just put there to keep owners from altering the setting.Once removed there's no point in trying to replace them... Unless you are so paranoid that you think the EPA will raid your house to examine your carbs.....

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Yeah but where are we talkin here? Cali has carb police im pretty sure. Guy i bought mine from was proud it passes north carolina inspection. First thing i did was marble and shave. South carolina is truly the home of the free!

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even in calli, you can knock out the adjusters, because they know carbs come out of tune as the bike ages, and needs to be able to be adjusted to pass smog
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All they're concerned with in Texas is the signals. I guess I should count my blessings. I've had a hell of a time trying to get my racecar to pass though. They are catalytic converter and tailpipe nazis.
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word. into the trash they go! i dont think the emmission or inspection laws are that strict in virginia. plus, i work in a shop that does inspections so i'm betting i'll have some wiggle room if i need it
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After I get mine where I want them to stay, I like to put a small amount of silicone at the bottom of the hole. Not real important on vn's. I started doing this on H-D where the screw is vertical and the vibration is pretty severe. Just enough to keep from loosing the screw.

I agree, it means little here. It is a habit.
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