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Tune-Up and Sync [May. 29th, 2006|10:53 am]
TWO WHEELS! KALAMAZOO
twowheelskzoo
[physicsduck]
Can anyone help/teach me how to do a full tune up and carb sync on a SOHC Honda 550? I'm willing to buy all required tools (and have a well-outfitted shop already) I just need someone to teach me the arcane art of quad-carb syncronization. My bike runs rich as hell right now and I'd like to do something about that.
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[User Picture]From: rev616
2006-05-29 03:18 pm (UTC)
tune up? yes..easy enough...carb synch,well if you are running rich,its the mixture,but it never hurts to synch your carbs and set the mixture.i bet they havent been synchronized in a long time.yes i can help with both.

if it makes you feel better,i am a state liscensed master motorcycle mechanic
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From: physicsduck
2006-05-29 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh Excellent!

Do you mind doing it as a teaching thing? I'd like to shoot video of it and post it for the other guys like me out there who have no idea. I know it's not technically HARD to do, but it's fussy, and if not done properly, you can hose your bike in interesting ways.

Give me a call when you get this, 806-9279 :)
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From: physicsduck
2006-06-02 01:18 pm (UTC)
You still alive out there?
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[User Picture]From: rev616
2006-06-13 01:29 am (UTC)
hah sorry,i forgot about this.i dont know about me doing a video.but i can teach you well enough to make one yourself.yeah,if you buy the gauges i will do yours and teach you in the process,then we can do mine!
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From: physicsduck
2006-06-13 02:36 am (UTC)
I've got a nice comfortable, clean shop to do it in. If you're uncomfortable on camer that's no problem, but there may be a few times where you play the part of my hands or I have you as an off-camera consultant if you'd like.

Ok, so how soon would you like to do this and where can I get a GOOD QUALITY set of gauges?
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[User Picture]From: rev616
2006-06-14 03:22 am (UTC)
you want mercury stick gauges.i believe motion pro makes them
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From: physicsduck
2006-06-15 01:44 pm (UTC)
$100 a set, I'll get some.

Anything else I need? Special screwdrivers/wrenches/etc?
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[User Picture]From: rev616
2006-06-15 10:33 pm (UTC)
the motion pro carb mate looks pretty neat too.thats mercury free..

anyways,you may need a pilot screw adjusting tool and a carb adjusting tool.i would recomend an AUX fuel tank also,it makes things easier,since you take the tank off and use the aux,kind of like an IV on a person.
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