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How the hell does everyone do this?

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By "this" I mean adjusting the fuel screw. I know what it is and what it does, I just can figure out how I'm actually supposed to adjust this thing. I never got around to buying an aftermarket fuel screw and I dont want to now because I'm selling my bike soon. So whats the best way to do it?

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I had to loosen the carb and rotate it so that I could get at the fuel screw. I never had a screw driver that would work. The aftermarket fuel screws are a very good idea.

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Uhhhh, you said you don't want to know but then immediately ask how to do it...

There are a bazillion posts on how to set you fuel screw. Do a search.

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Dude,

You know those all in one screwdrivers that have the small phillips and the straight blade, the other end has a regular #2 phillips and a larger straight blade, then if you pull the bit out you have a driver for 5/16 and 1/4. Following?

I know sounds a bit confusing. I think they call them 6 in 1 screwdrivers... Anyway I use to carry around the small side bit. Now I have an aftermarket one. :lol:

I also tried a thin wall vacuum tube and glued it to the screw, it worked for awhile:excuseme: .

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Dude,

You know those all in one screwdrivers that have the small phillips and the straight blade, the other end has a regular #2 phillips and a larger straight blade, then if you pull the bit out you have a driver for 5/16 and 1/4. Following?

I know sounds a bit confusing. I think they call them 6 in 1 screwdrivers... Anyway I use to carry around the small side bit. Now I have an aftermarket one. :lol:

I also tried a thin wall vacuum tube and glued it to the screw, it worked for awhile:excuseme: .

Brass tubing tapped onto the fuel screw as an extension and then either bent over or a roll pin inserted thru a hole for turning and reference. Any small slot screwdriver tip will work but that engine is hot!

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By "this" I mean adjusting the fuel screw. I know what it is and what it does, I just can figure out how I'm actually supposed to adjust this thing. I never got around to buying an aftermarket fuel screw and I dont want to now because I'm selling my bike soon. So whats the best way to do it?

$7000.00 for a new bike. $20.00 for a fuel screw to make it run good. Put it in and then take it out when you sell and put it in your new bike. :lol:

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The reality is it will never run properly until the screw is adjusted correctly...this kid is 18...give him a break. Go buy a zipty or other brand if you want to do it properly....10-20 bucks...and you can take it with you when you sell.....otherwise is is a real pain in the butt to do any other way and temp changes will cause you to readjust......:ride:

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The best way: an after market fuel screw - or home made equivalent

The second best way: A very short screwdriver. You can get them at harbor freight for like $2.

The best way is about a thousand times easier then the second best way.

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I never got around to buying an aftermarket fuel screw and I dont want to now because I'm selling my bike soon. So whats the best way to do it?

Something like this works great! You can usually buy something similar at Sears.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/tools/fcr_carb_tool/

Uhhhh, you said you don't want to know but then immediately ask how to do it...

Two different meanings!

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i adjusted mine by taking an ice pick out of a leatherman tool to turn the screw, and i used a broken cd for visuals...do what ya got with what ya got!lol

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Ok thanks for the help everyone.

oh and I didn't mean to sound like a smartass, just asking a sincere (maybe stupid) question. I just planned on adjusting it with a screwdriver once, and getting rid of the bike. But now that it looks like no one wants to buy my bike I think I'll just go out and buy a fuel screw. 20 bucks may not be a lot to some of you, but I guess I'm just cheap. :ride:

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you know those small screw drivers that you fix ur glasses with, they come in a case and there is various sizes i used a larger one and hacksawed it down so it would fix under the carb works perfect .....

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You have heard it a hundred times, but buy the aftermarket fuel screw, any kind will work. I will also suggest to buy a tach & hour meter combo so you can precisely adjust the screw and keep track of how many hours are on you bike for maintenance reasons. A properly adjusted fuel screw could mean the difference between life and death when it comes to a tight rhythm section.

Matt

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Ok thanks for the help everyone.

oh and I didn't mean to sound like a smartass, just asking a sincere (maybe stupid) question. I just planned on adjusting it with a screwdriver once, and getting rid of the bike. But now that it looks like no one wants to buy my bike I think I'll just go out and buy a fuel screw. 20 bucks may not be a lot to some of you, but I guess I'm just cheap. :ride:

I feel you brother. $20 is harder to come by when you're 18. I remember those days. In ten years, you won't think twice about spending $20 or even more in my case. Good luck. :censored:

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I've never had good luck with the aftermarket ones. I bought the motion pro tool and I use the bit from the tool and a 9mm 1/4" socket. Works great, also works well for changing the pilot jet without rotating the carb.

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I've never had good luck with the aftermarket ones.
What's that about? I've never had a problem with one.

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Yes Gonzo please let us know what problems you had. I am in the market for one myself and am trying to decide which brand to purchase. I am riding a 00 426.

P.S. I just finished the auto decomp. cam mod yesterday. Boy am I glad I finally did that!

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