Is it possible to change main/pilot jet w/o removing carb?
Posted November 26, 2009 - 12:07 PM
By the looks of it this is probably a stupid question but invariable some one on this board has figured out a way to do the impossible. So...
Is it possible to change the main and hopefully the pilot jet without completely tearing the bike down and removing the carb? If so, how did you do it, what tools did you use?
Posted November 26, 2009 - 12:28 PM
- 19 mm wrench for float bowl plug
- 1/4 inch drive ratchet with appropriate size socket for the main jet
- 2" long flat blade hexagonal bit with a ratcheting closed-end wrench (or some other means to turn the bit) for the pilot
- Paper towel
It may also help to lay the bike on it's side so you don't have to bend your head at an impossible angle when trying to look up the float bowl hole.
Posted November 26, 2009 - 12:43 PM
The pilot you can either do the mirror technique as SXP suggested or...
Remove 2 bottom subframe bolts and loosen top one
Loosen airbox boot clamp and swing subframe up out of way and tie off to handlebars.
Loosen intake boot
Partially remove carb from boot and twist carb bottom towards ignition side of bike
You will now have the carb twisted enough to get at pilot with ease
Remove top bolt on subframe on reassembly so you can push the airbox boot properly on the carb.
Posted November 26, 2009 - 02:07 PM
Leaning the bike on it's side makes it even easier.
Put a nice big shop rag under the carb to catch jets, screws, vent brackets, etc.