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Carb sticks or similar help needed

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    Carb sticks or similar help needed


    I had bought an '81 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD as a starter bike for my son and it wouldn't run right. Carbs were all gummed up so he got a gasket kit and had a friend put the kit in. I'll have a go at figuring out why one leaks, this Saturday. Once I get that sorted, the bike probably needs the carbs synchronized. It's not that I'm terribly cheap but I have a hard time justifying the spend on a tool and fuel drip I'll use ONCE. The bike is on the market as soon as I get it running right again, so buying tools is not smart. (And I have zero intention of ever buying a bike with carburetors ever again.)

    Would anyone have what I need and be willing to rent, loan, help, or do this for/with me? I can fork over a few bucks, a case of good beer, etc. Whatever it takes.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    I have a Twinmax that I used to synch TBs on my old Ducs. I'm located north of Boston though.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    I have a Morgan CarbTune Pro... Waltham area.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    haha I already sent him a message to contact you.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    I have sticks & an auxiliary tank. But it:
    A) Seems I may be a bit far for you
    B) Looks like you may be more than all set

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    I have a friend in CT who has offered to give me an unused Morgan sometingorother. I will investigate what it is and if it can do the job.

    As I told Degsy, I'd rather ride the bike over to scottieducati and pay him/you to tweak it than borrow a working guys' tools.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    If it's the Morgan, it's the CarbTune Pro and will be the ticket. Keep me posted, happy to help if needed.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    If you want a CarbTune Pro of your very own, I'll happily sell you mine. Much prefer my Tecmate TS71 to it.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    If you want a CarbTune Pro of your very own, I'll happily sell you mine. Much prefer my Tecmate TS71 to it.

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    Re: Carb sticks or similar help needed

    Went to visit my friend the other day. I now have a Morgan CarbTune Pro set. It'll be fine for as much as I may need to use it.

    On a completely different subject, while I was there I showed him the headset bearing adjustment tool I'd made Saturday in my machine shop. He invited me to put the bike up on his lift and do the adjustment. Remembering the procedure and torque settings from the factory service manual I have at home, we were done in about 30 to 40 minutes. My Tiger 800 probably never had those bearings set right from the factory because it's now better than ever! No more clunk on braking which I always thought was...the brakes. Handles better than ever. I should have done this years ago, duh. We did put a touch of Loctite on the locknut and the top center yoke nut so they're less likely to back off again.

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