Author Topic: Carb Balancing  (Read 1316 times)

Offline Dave M

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Carb Balancing
« on: June 06, 2008, 07:53:02 AM »
I've now received my replacement vacuum adaptor so I'm finally going to balance the carbs after their stripdown.

What should I set the idle speed at to do it?

I'm sure I read somewhere that it should be a fast idle, around 1800rpm and not the standard 1200rpm.

Is this correct?
Dave
Melbourne.

Offline matthewmosse

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Re: Carb Balancing
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 10:38:50 AM »
I'd set to 1200 if possible, very much faster and mine gets hot and bothered in traffic, giving rise to oil leaks from the top end once :-[ mind you I'm too wide to filter which ain't a problem for most bikes. The trade off from being able to terrify hichhikers ;D
Got a 500/4 with rust and a sidecar and loadsa bits. nice and original and been round the clock

Offline Bryanj

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Re: Carb Balancing
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 12:19:55 PM »
Set at a 1100 tickover and check at 2,000ish

Offline Dave M

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Re: Carb Balancing
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 03:53:24 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Dave
Melbourne.

 

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