Bought a set of carbs off ebay last week. Buy it Now £70 inc postage.
Haven't recieved them yet as the seller didn't realise how bad they were internally.
So he is stripping them right down for me, ultra-sonically cleaning them, then sending them off.
I plan to see what these are like, so i'll be swapping them over, and the main jets from my current ones onto the new ones, and fingers crossed, she'll start on 4 when cold for the first time...ever...and run more reliably.
By the end of this afternoon, Dad and I had put the carbs on/off the 400 three times, and there isn't much room inside the 400 to play about with either. The last time we managed to get the carbs off from a complete bike inc all panels, in under 20mins
But that wasn't the point of the exercise.
Started last night actually, took off the original carbs, and replaced the main jets from them into the "new" set, then put it back in ready for balancing. Well it started, then didn't then did and wouldn't stop revving, then not on all four, then die - we weren't getting very far. So we took them off, and the butterflies were too far open and badly out of balance. Once adjusted, we put them back in, fired her up, straight onto all four, sounded great. Can sleep easy now and finish the job off tomorrow morning.
Out with the carbtune balancer this morning, and it wouldn't run on all four, most of the time two. After some and a stand back from affairs, we realised that it was drinking plenty of fuel, so we whipped out the plugs, (which i checked y'day and were all lovely) to find them soaking wet. Double
So it is off with them again, and strip them in the back garden to replace the floats and float needles from my original set to the new set. Re-insert them and still no improvement, she was flooding, in a bad way. At one stage had to drain out the excess fuel from the bottom of the airbox, easy half pint.
So off again,
stay with me
replace everything we have put from my old set to the new set back onto the old set, and then the two diaphragms which was the original reason for buying them, and put the old set back in again.
Well she started on all four, thank God, so we balanced them up, and I took her out for a short ride. Top end is fab, really flies, even with the Kerker on, bottom end is rough, too rich, the pilot adjusters deffo need a fiddle with. So we'll do that soon. She works again. I can now strip my 400 to take the carbs off, strip the carbs and put back on the bike probably all within 45mins! Amazing what you learn to do in a day
So the nice shiney new set, is a internally, handy for spares though and cheaper then a set of diaphragms new from Mr K anyway
Just got to set her up to run on the pilot and needle, really isn't too great right now.
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