How hard is the clip position to change ???

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Posted July 30, 2001 - 05:18 PM


Hello, I'm a new 426 owner and I need to change the clip position on the needle jet. I changed the main and the pilot the other day, and I was surprised at how easy that was. It was easy because it was just like my old two strokes. However, what's the deal with the needle? Is is easy, or is it a real pain in the butt? Thanks for the help.

  • Bill

Posted July 30, 2001 - 06:32 PM



You can try and angle the carb by lossening the clamps and turning it sideways or just pull the carb (I prefer pulling the carb). Then take off the top and remove the allen screw (you'll see it inside {cad plated}), then use a magnet or turn the carb upside down and it'll fall out.

Also check out my post about Rausch Creek and Happry Ramblers this weekend. It would be a good opportunity to meet some fellow TT'ers.


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  • jbird

Posted July 31, 2001 - 03:19 AM


Bill's directions sound good. In my opinion changing the clip position is even easier with this carb because you don't even have mess with the carb slide or cable. That stays right in the carb and the needle comes out through the top. The allen screw that Bill talks about holds it place.

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Posted July 31, 2001 - 07:37 AM


Bill and John, thanks for the advice, I'm going to try that right now.

Bill, I'm actually going to Colorado this Thursday, so I won't be able to go to PA. However, I am a member of Tower City and I would like to meet some of the people behind the names at TT. Maybe some time in late Aug. or Sep.

Thanks again,

  • Bill

Posted July 31, 2001 - 02:14 PM


Let me know John. My riding buddy (son) broke his wrist in two places today at Rausch Creek and will be out for 6-8 weeks minimum.


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