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Old 07-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Looks like it really is just a fraction of a cent!
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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When I took the plug out of my pilot adjuster, I noticed the adjuster was quite recessed in the carb casting. I sawed about 1/8" off the the round casting the screw sits in. That gave a bit more clearence between the adjuster and starter motor and made things a little easier.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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So now its a 23 cent mod?
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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So now its a 23 cent mod?
You are the winner! I was waiting for that answer lol!

However, eh-hmmm, I also tried a nickel and it did not like the grinding process and bent beyond use, so technically I'm in it for 28 cents ;)

I ordered the thumb adjuster from:

https://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/...products_id=28

Cool place, as John sent me a confirmation email on Sunday no less!
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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You are the winner! I was waiting for that answer lol!

However, eh-hmmm, I also tried a nickel and it did not like the grinding process and bent beyond use, so technically I'm in it for 28 cents ;)

I ordered the thumb adjuster from:

https://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/...products_id=28

Cool place, as John sent me a confirmation email on Sunday no less!
$20 for a little thumb screwdriver? Am I missing something here?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:01 PM   #8
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$20 for a little thumb screwdriver? Am I missing something here?
Its got the needle thingy on the end, so you don't need a screwdriver.

But yes, it effectively replaces a small screwdriver.

And you can't even use it for anything else.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:28 PM   #9
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I think when you're experimenting with your mixture it will pay for itself ten fold.

I'm throwing a pipe on shortly, so it will be nice to just reach down and give it a turn without breaking out my "penny driver" everytime!
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:10 PM   #10
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Oh, my bad. So you take the screw all the way out, then replace it with that little part? ok ok. Sorry, I understand a little better now. I thought it was just a mini sized screwdriver lol
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:25 PM   #11
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I ordered the thumb adjuster from:

https://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/...products_id=28

Cool place, as John sent me a confirmation email on Sunday no less!
Got it and installed it. fyi, I've seen a lot of posts here saying that this adjustment is a "set it anywhere and forget it" type thing. I've noticed a substantial difference in performance from just a half turn.

So, if you're experiencing surging, or a lean mixture, the carb shimming with the thumb adjuster, well, I give it two thumbs up!

Also to note, you do not need to take off seat and tank to install the thumb screw, that is if you've already drilled out the plug. I just unscrewed the carb linkage and tilted it for access and wah lah.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:44 PM   #12
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I just used the short scredriver bit from a set i have.
The #1 slot bit works perfectly.
Its from a craftsamn multi bit kit.

And no need to remove the carb either , just use a hacksaw blade ( wear a glove to protect your hand) and cuth the bottom of the front piece off...then adjust with the bit.
About 2 minutes of work at most...its soft aluminum and cuts very easily.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:34 PM   #13
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I just used the short scredriver bit from a set i have.
The #1 slot bit works perfectly.
Its from a craftsamn multi bit kit.

And no need to remove the carb either , just use a hacksaw blade ( wear a glove to protect your hand) and cuth the bottom of the front piece off...then adjust with the bit.
About 2 minutes of work at most...its soft aluminum and cuts very easily.
I did it with a file. file it until the cap goes away.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:49 PM   #14
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Ahem...
Did I see someplace on the Internet about how This Post Needs Some Pictures!
Not for me, of course, cause I've done a jet kit for my 1200 Bandit, with 4 dang carbs!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:33 PM   #15
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Ahem...
Did I see someplace on the Internet about how This Post Needs Some Pictures!
Not for me, of course, cause I've done a jet kit for my 1200 Bandit, with 4 dang carbs!
I just ran outside and took a few pics.

So use this..........

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:34 PM   #16
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To cut off this

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:35 PM   #17
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And adjust with this....I used the smallest one

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Then I went for a ride to here.

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and here to

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This was a nice area as well

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