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Question Fuel mixture adjustment screws??

I've been reading and learning alot about my bike on this forum already!! My question is ....What is the best way to remove the lead caps that cover the fuel mixture screws on the carbs?
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Many will use a small nail and gently poke a hole into it and pry it out.

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I went with the small drill bit and carefully drilled hole and then pry the cap out. Make sure to clean out hole for small pieces of metel. Lotsof luck, be careful in setting screws to bottom out, and then back them back out.

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Mark the screws with paint, and only turn in 1/4 turn increments;
Also, idle mixture screws are only for idle, the mixture is on its own once you come off of idle.
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The lead plugs are very soft, you don't the drill, just a fine bit and twist it with your fingers, It will go in the lead with no prob.
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Is it possible to remove these lead caps and adjust the screws without taking the carbs off the bike?
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Is it possible to remove these lead caps and adjust the screws without taking the carbs off the bike?
Yes...
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The lead plugs are very soft, you don't the drill, just a fine bit and twist it with your fingers, It will go in the lead with no prob.
Alright, I'm confused... I am 99.9% positive that I drilled into the correct cap, but I was not able to do this with very much ease (definitely could not have done it with a bit and my fingers).
I am also having trouble pulling out the rest of the cap. I've tried sticking a wire in there to pull it out but had no luck..
Did make a major flaw somewhere or is there a possibility that these caps are different throughout the years? Any help would be great, I can't stand listening to my bike backfire anymore.
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