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cb400 carb needle
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:16:36 PM »
Hi all, got a keyster carb rebuild kit from silvers, needle is a D22 but the one in the carb is a 18234, any ideas if the d22 will be ok ? Thanks

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 01:29:57 PM »
Nope, use all the original Honda brass except maybe the float needle valves. Most of the aftermarket kits are known to have differences to original

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 02:02:45 PM »
Thanks, by Just looking you can see the taper is different, there is no needle tube in the kit either, I will have to get In touch with silvers see what they say  >:(

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 02:40:15 PM »
Might have a used 1 if you lost one

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 05:24:46 PM »
Appreciate that but I’ve got 4, that’s if there all the same when I clean them. Thanks

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 11:55:53 AM »
Interesteing to see what DSS says - I bought the Keyster repair kits (marked KH-0147A and for CB400F) last week and the needles are also all marked D22.
I didn't check the markings on the ones already in the carbs though.
I haven't used them yet as I just really needed the float valve bits initially (might need more work once bike runs a bit but fingers crossed).

It seems odd that nobody can make aftermarket parts like this very well - surely they aren't particularly advanced manufacturing processes etc.

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Andy

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 04:41:18 PM »
Interesteing to see what DSS says
The PCRK CB400F carburettor kits are an aftermarket kit so this may explain the difference in engraving.

We are not aware of  an issue with the kits and  have been supplying the same kits for many years.

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 08:02:44 AM »
I got the same answer when i bought 4 float needles for a CBX 550 where there is no float adjustment and 1 supplied needle was visibly longer, even though same number on packet, and was permanently closed.

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 08:54:26 AM »
I got the same answer when i bought 4 float needles for a CBX 550
Do you still have the cbx ? I also own one, currently on sorn to make room for a modern Kawaski 750 but its a cracking little bike  :)

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 09:18:37 AM »
Nope, had to go when i had 6 months off work after a stent.
Went to a dealer in Southamton area who was buying every one he could find to export to Japan!!

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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 09:20:22 AM »
There are a couple on here that I know of.


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Re: cb400 carb needle
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 09:20:53 AM »
Start a new CBX550 thread and I’m sure they’ll pop up.


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