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Old 04-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #101
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:05 PM   #102
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Woo. The manifold guy finished the product and he's shipped it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:30 PM   #103
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I hate my grab rail/luggage rack, so im going to have to just pack lighter then! Look what i did todayejehadymy3ezapy4udasamah
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:44 AM   #104
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I hope you don't find yourself on damp roads. I rode my bobber without a rear fender for a couple of years and damp roads REALLY suck.

One thing you might consider is a swing arm mounted fender, and possibly making it stout enough that you could strap 15-20 lbs on top of it (enough for a tent, sleeping bag).

I would advise against strapping too much over the headlight on the handle bars. You get a good cross-wind or uneven road surface that gives the slightest head shake and it will get scary pretty quick. Rode to Gulfport with about 20lbs strapped on the front of my Sportster a few years back b/c my rear was too short to strap stuff there. Not the smartest thing I've done.
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setup I was referring to:
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:24 PM   #106
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Lol wow, nice pic.
I got my manifold in and heres the video from the first run on the new setup. Very promising.
Woo, 82 xv750 single carb: https://youtu.be/qqxwHcIHKoo
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:26 PM   #107
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Also, im having a tough time finding a way to mount a fender. The swingarm is very goofy shaped.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #108
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Im looking on ebay for a 2.5 inch, or 63.5 mm air filter for my bike. Im mostly just finding tuner jdm , and while it would look cool to have a see through pink intake pipe with a neon green mushroom filter, thats too much flow, and lol not the look im going for.
I hear some harley air filter fits this. I dont know harley stuff at all, other than they call em 'air cleaners', right?
The kind im wanting has a metal bowl or cover or whatever around a flat, round, filter. I dont know the name for it. Anyone?
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:42 AM   #109
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i changed out one of my jets last night and took the bike for a test drive this morning. it ran better, but still not good. topped out at about 40mph, so yeah...
for air filtration, i'm using my oem replacement k&n filter on one of the frame intake elbows. with enough duct tape it works barely acceptably, lol. i'm on the hunt for a better intake to suit my needs, and maybe also a different carb to go with it.
as always, if you know of a good carb, or tip, to help me out, please do share. i welcome any advice i can get.
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Do you have all the vac. ports on the carb either hooked up or blocked off? I can't tell what it's supposed to be for, but there appears to be a large port on the carb just hanging out open, at least in that last pic.
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the large tube above the inlet originally connected to a pipe in the frame that went to the air box. it's some kind of breather or something. both carbs have them, and had originally run to the airbox, through the frame.

you can barely see it on the last pic, on the other side of the carb top. there is a small vac line that i have plugged with a bolt. it's on the boot, and not the carb itself.

i'm running a 132.5 main jet. also, the sigma 6 carb kit i put in, back when i was set on getting 2 carbs to run worth a , had me drill one of the carb slide holes to about twice the size of the stock one.

i read a super old post on viragotech where a guy had used a 170 main jet. i didnt think i would need to go that big, but i guess its worth a shot.
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...had me drill one of the carb slide holes to about twice the size of the stock one...
that doesn't sound right... I've seen very small increases suggested, but never doubling the size of the hole's diameter. not to say it's incorrect, it just sounds odd.

have you checked the color of your plugs after a WOT run? that should tell you how close you are on the mains, but make sure you don't have any vacuum issues first.
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Thats some heckuva iron 920 right there.
I actually just crapped out a half decent fender, made out of a plastic trailer fender. 9yjutu2u
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Got some jets to play with. 160,170,& 180. Ill have some time after tomorrow to play with it more. I got a cheap uni filter to use, but its reeeally free flowing, so it might not be any use after all. We'll see, i guess.
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Apparently not all jets are created equal. The jets didnt fit my carb. I swapped in some new (new to me) forks that are much better than the ones i had. Added seat springs, too.
I think I flooded the engine or something because it won't start now3aba3atyymemenadypa5asag
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Yep. Looks like i flooded it yesterday. I got it to start a little while ago, but it wouldnt idle. Im going to have several hours to play with it tomorrow. The stock 126 is in there now. I have a drilled out jet that im going to swap in tomorrow. It looks about like a 180, but im just eyeballing it.
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Have i ever mentioned that i hate working on carburetors? mu3ynyry this was filling my rear cylinder. Its gas. I guess i have a sticking float?
I got the bike to run with that drilled out jet. It didnt run great, but it ran. Then my tank was empty. I have gas all over my carport floor. Would the main jet size make the carb just drain gas into the engine, or is it more likely a stuck float?
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Seems like that would have to be float related.
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Definitely a float not sealing. It could be sticking open or the seat itself could be worn.
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