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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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poor mans ear shave

Hi all be a while since I been on. Not real done much but try to stay warm while riding this winter. Recently I did a version of the ear shave. Removed the intake box, ears, plugged the vacuumed on the right carb, marbled the hoses on the reed valves. Still need to get a filter for the crank case hose. I reused the foam off of the one good ear. Cut out 2 squares and clamped it onto the carbs with zip ties. Also I pulled the carbs and cleaned them really good. Far as I can tell that's the first time they have been off the bike and she's for 42kgonna try and tune her in on stock jets er. While I was at it I checked the jets as I cleaned them. 38 pilot and 132 main. I had been tinkering and 3 turns out seems about right according to the plugs. She stumbles a bit at wot but I'm hoping it was dirty jets. Gonna see what she does tomarow.

I guess what I'm getting at is so far all I have in the project is $3 bucks for carb cleaner. According to a local bike junkyard owner u should only have to rejet for exhaust and not a freer intake. I have notice that it did lean the mixture but I was running cloth filters. Now I got the foam on the carbs so it will probably be a little more restrictive. Ill keep posting as I tune her in. I live on a tight budget and don't have the extra money to spend on parts for mods so I work with what I got. It can be done on the cheap if u get creative. Gonna try and tune her in on stock jet. I've already checked and the only way to get new jets is order off line or maby drill the ones I got.anyway we will see what the plugs have to say

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If you ever plan on putting cone filters on you might have to re tune it. Those cones will run different than a foam square zip tied to the carbs.

That being said, good job getting creative. Take some pics and share what you've done.

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She stumbles a bit at wot ...
Where did you put the carb vent? It needs to be out of the air turbulence.

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Ill get pics up tonight :-) as to the carb vent hose I couldnt find it. It wasn't hooked to the ears. Idk where its at.

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If the vents are open to the wind, it can cause stumbling.

There's a vent port on each carb, in stock form the two hoses go to a tee, then one hose to the right ear. Mine is zip-tied to the frame under the tank.

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Just an update the foam tore apart on the way to work so I'm gonna try blue jeans.a lot less stretch than the socks I tryed first. Once she got warmed up and all the carb cleaner burnt out she picked up and ran... might have been the foam though. We will see what the jeans do:-)

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Ok I think I know what your talking about. Mine goes to the tee then hooks to a port on the bottom of the tank. That might be why it was never on the ear.

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FYI, you do not have to change jets to ear shave. You simply do not have to. Also I bought the second breather filter and ran the vent hose to it and placed a piece of duct tape half way around the forward face of the filter to reduce airflow into the filter and works great.

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If the vents are open to the wind, it can cause stumbling.

There's a vent port on each carb, in stock form the two hoses go to a tee, then one hose to the right ear. Mine is zip-tied to the frame under the tank.

Not the clearest pic, but a pic:
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