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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Screwdriver for Carb Sync Screw?

While doing some other maintenance on the bike today (Thanks Bulldog and TOC Manugacturing) I was about to fill the manometer with mercury when I decided to take a look at where the carb sync screw was in case I actually had to make an adjustment. I found it right away. There was no way that any of my "stubby" screwdrivers were going to fit between the screw and the crankcase. I fitted a quarter inch socket on it but there was no room to swing a ratchet between the cylinders. What do the rest of this fine collective use? I'm picturing a small piece of metal tubing with a 90 degree bend in it with a cable snaked through it with a knob on one end to turn a socket on the business end. Or does everybody just stick a dime in the slot and hope they don't get their arms burned???

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You can actually buy a carb sync screwdriver -MAC tools has one (MN08-0022) that works for our carbs. I haven't bought it yet, but am about to. At this point, I have a very long, thin, flat screwdriver that I can fit in there when I've got the throttle open. So I turn on the bike, check the manometer levels, turn off the bike, adjust the screw; turn on the bike again, and so forth. Not terribly efficient, but it works.
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Okay!!! Thanks for the part number! I'll be checking out MAC Tools first thing Monday morning! What a great source of information...

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As far as I'm aware, MAC is one of the only tool companies that carries motorcycle-specific tools. Oddly, my hairdresser has gone part-time at the salon, and is selling tools the rest of the time. I'm hoping to buy a few items from him next weekend when I go to get my hair cut!

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Mac tools 18.99 online... Ebay 14.95

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...spagenameZWDVW

Check it out..

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I'm hoping to buy a few items from him next weekend when I go to get my hair cut!
Hope you're not going to the extreme I did!! LOL


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Hope you're not going to the extreme I did!! LOL
LOL Nope, I'm only 2 weeks off of my every 5 weeks schedule,so there's not that much to cut. Just gotta "neaten me up" before I start traveling for work again.
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Mac tools 18.99 online... Ebay 14.95

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Thanks 95VN750. I just placed a 12.95 bid on eBay. I'm glad that I took the time to check the accessability before I started playing with the mercury. Maybe next weekend I'll take care of the sync if the tool arrives by then.

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When I did my sync, I just used a 10 inch or so pair of needle nose pliers to grab the screw head. you can reach it fine from the left side and leave the bike running and sit there and watch the manometer and adjust as needed. Worked great!



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Okay... so how do I use it now?

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Mac tools 18.99 online... Ebay 14.95

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...spagenameZWDVW

Check it out..
Okay... I bought this tool, and it's a nice tool. But for some reason I thought it was going to be flexible. It's quite rigid with a long screwdriver that can be removed from a tube with an 8mm socket welded on to it and a handle on the side to turn it with. The socket/tube is quite useless for syncronysing (sp?) these carbs. What does the collective do with this? Is the adjustment going to be so fine that you can stick the screwdriver in from the side and just turn this screw a degree or two if the slot just happens to be looking at you? The picture of it is on the ebay site:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330167094590

Thanks for any insight.

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K&N Air Filters
Re-Jetted & Shimmed
KURYAKYN LED voltmeter
Custom Dynamics LED Brake/Tail Light Board
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Splines Lubed & New Dunlop on Rear 09/08/07
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