Problems with the Kouba T-handle?????
Posted January 23, 2002 - 05:46 AM
Thanks in advance,
Posted January 23, 2002 - 06:38 AM
I've had mine out as much as 3 1/2 turns (with the t-handle on it) and it stays right where I set it on my 2001 WR250F. If it is a problem on the CRF450R, then I would guess the solution might be a stiffer spring or perhaps a spacer to increase the spring load. If I had that problem myself, I would take it up with Norm and see if he is aware of a problem and if there is a prescribed solution.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 07:11 AM
two possible culprits or a combination is my guess:
WEAK pilot screw spring.
PS turned too far out. What is too far? The Carb Guru's can back me up, but I think anyone over 2 turns out should go up one size on their pilot jet...
If the spring is weak, nothing will save it. One could always drill a small hole in the center of the T (KOUBA) and using a self tapping screw and some locktite, turn the S.T. screw in w/ a little thread still showing. Then, place a loop of safety wire around this new screw and attach somewhere on the bike/carb.
The factory guys safety wire anything and everything.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 11:10 AM
Posted January 23, 2002 - 12:07 PM
The only "Gripe" I have is that it is now very hard to remove the floatbowl bottom for those on trail jet changes, but this is a SMALL price to pay for the adjustability the kouba gives you!
Well recommended bit of kit.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 03:54 PM
Why ping when you can thunder!!!
Posted January 23, 2002 - 04:19 PM
I carry a 17mm box wrench cut off and rounded to where at the box end of wrench there is just a stub of a wee handle, and a 1/4 in drive ratchet with assorted sockets and #2 philips
driver some allen wrenches ect.ect. I guess where I'm going with this is, you can use the 17mm on the bottom float bowl nut and the 1/4 rachet with a 6mm socket for the jet in and out. That way on the trail at the most you might have to loosen and give carb a slight twist to do jet change..Saves you from the hassle of removeing carb to remove float bowl.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 10:13 PM