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#1 masterbrewer

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:27 am

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I was asked recently for pics of my "cheap as" Carby Balancer that works a treat on the mighty Mk1.

Basically I follow the manual instructions with connections etc.

Materials needed:

1. 1 x metre length of timber (see photo)
2. 6 x metres of 4mm plastic hose not effected by fuel etc
3. small amount of auto trans fluid (coloured)
4. 3 x electrical dual cable holders & 3 nails to fix to timber
5. loop of wire at top & middle to hook balancer up to anything nearby eg handle bars etc to view levels easily

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In order to make any adjustments:

1. Warm engine up
2. switch the engine off each time, I've only needed to do this a few times so it doesn't effect the battery etc
3. remove airbox, (I'll assume you know how to get everything off to get to the airbox, if not read the manual)
4. twist the throttle enough to line up the adjusting screw between the carbies to make the very fine amounts needed,
5. make the adjustment,
6. twist the throttle to full on (but don't wring its neck), then release
7. replace airbox over carbies, (it does make a difference)you don't have to tighten
8. Restart engine & rev to around 4,000rpm or your cruising speed & hold to check levels in each tube are equal. If not repeat. I find that the levels may move slightly but close enough seems to work OK.
9. then put bike back together again & test on road.

I use 4mm plastic hose that's not effected by fuel etc, as it easily inserts into the bikes balancing hoses & creates a good seal with a bit of grease etc. I use enough length of hose so I can hook balancer onto either the handle bars or something nearby for easy viewing.

I use auto trans fluid for two reasons: 1. easy to see; 2. It won't hurt the motor if accidentally sucked in.


Happy cruising with a much smoother responsive motor with less vibrations. yahoo.gif

Cheers
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Edited by masterbrewer, 20 May 2008 - 07:24 am.


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:02 am

Good job good.gif .......time you cleaned that Ayres Rock dust off yer door........ badgrock.gif

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:58 am

Admin/Mods.. anyone else think this should go to KB?



Nice tutorial BTW.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:43 pm

Great !

I'm about to do it the same way with some perfusion tubing...


Check THIS PAGE too, lots of ideas (it's in french but pics say it all).

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:57 pm

QUOTE(tdm850rider @ Tue 20th May 2008, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Admin/Mods.. anyone else think this should go to KB?
Nice tutorial BTW.


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#6 masterbrewer

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:33 pm

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That's what I thought too jht when I first came across it. blush.gif

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:40 pm

Good bit of invention there.... good.gif


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:51 pm

QUOTE(masterbrewer @ Mon 19th May 2008, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use 4mm plastic hose that's not effected by fuel etc, as it easily inserts into the bikes balancing hoses & creates a good seal with a bit of grease etc. I use enough length of hose so I can hook balancer onto either the handle bars or something nearby for easy viewing.

Cheers
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Just one thing to clarify this, where are the balancing hoses? dry.gif
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 11:34 pm

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QUOTE(tdm850rider @ Fri 12th Jun 2009, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just one thing to clarify this, where are the balancing hoses? dry.gif

On my bike, I use the vacuum hose to the vacuum fuel pump & the other hose is a blanked off hose on the right side of the battery against the inside frame.

They both feed off the inlet manifolds.

Not perfect, but does a damn good job for $5. Good luck

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