2008 yz 450f pilot jet change


9 replies to this topic
  • lanny574

Posted April 01, 2011 - 07:57 AM

#1

does anyone know of an easier way to change the pilot jet out, without having to take ther carb out?

  • grayracer513

Posted April 01, 2011 - 08:11 AM

#2

Do you know why it says, "look here first" on the Common Threads Sticky? :cheers:

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Motion Pro makes a ready-made for the purpose screwdriver, but the paper clip trick is still unbeatable.

A 2" inspection mirror is also helpful. :ride:

  • SXP

Posted April 01, 2011 - 11:03 AM

#3

Do you know why it says, "look here first" on the Common Threads Sticky? :cheers:

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=556427

Motion Pro makes a ready-made for the purpose screwdriver, but the paper clip trick is still unbeatable.

A 2" inspection mirror is also helpful. :ride:



I find laying the bike on it's right side also makes the process easier. I envy your lack of a starter (in this ONE instance only:smirk:), as it does open up some more room to work with.

  • yzf1999

Posted April 01, 2011 - 04:03 PM

#4

loosen the carb boots, rotate the carb as much as possiable and drop the float bowl (4 allen bolts)....thats how i did mine

  • idahoexcr500

Posted April 02, 2011 - 03:01 PM

#5

I also removed the seat, tank and top motor mounts to allow the carb to rotate a little further. not that much more work.

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  • SXP

Posted April 02, 2011 - 04:47 PM

#6

does anyone know of an easier way to change the pilot jet out, without having to take ther carb out?



I also removed the seat, tank and top motor mounts to allow the carb to rotate a little further. not that much more work.


Not easy anymore.....

  • Family Man

Posted April 02, 2011 - 04:48 PM

#7

yeah no special tools needed.

  • dvn

Posted April 02, 2011 - 05:23 PM

#8

I used the paper clip method on my daughter's YZ250F today. Worked like a charm! :cheers:

  • ttr250dude

Posted April 03, 2011 - 03:20 AM

#9

Not easy anymore.....


It's all just nuts and bolts. Nothing complicated.. When i was in 5th grade i took off all my plastics and my seat just for fun. You wont learn until you try :cheers:

  • SXP

Posted April 03, 2011 - 09:50 AM

#10

It's all just nuts and bolts. Nothing complicated.. When i was in 5th grade i took off all my plastics and my seat just for fun. You wont learn until you try :cheers:


Something was lost in translation......

I was commenting on the post of the person who I quoted. His method made it more complicated (IMO) then it needed to be. Hence the "it's not easy anymore" comment.





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