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Offline philward

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500K2 Carb Needle Clip Position
« on: January 09, 2021, 08:58:40 PM »
Having stripped the carbs to a million parts for cleaning and zincing, I'm going to reassemble them tomorrow.
What's the needle clip position for standard set up be? (standard airbox/exhausts).
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Re: 500K2 Carb Needle Clip Position
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 09:15:50 PM »
Normally middle mate

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Re: 500K2 Carb Needle Clip Position
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 09:19:14 PM »
Thanks Bryan - thought so but best to check with the experts!
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Re: 500K2 Carb Needle Clip Position
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 09:23:24 PM »
Thats ex as in used to be and spurt as in drip under pressure right

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Re: 500K2 Carb Needle Clip Position
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 09:50:50 PM »
That's where they're supposed to be in Europe. Out of curiosity I'm experimenting with the clip in 4th position like prescribed by a US booklet. But then you need to turn the airscrew out 2 turns and maybe even a bit more to compensate. In general I advise to leave the needles where they are. It's quite a hassle and IMO a lot can be done by the main jet and the airscrew. Because there is an error in the Shop Manual Honda CB500-550, I thought it wise to compile an overview. Attached below.
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