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Old 10-19-2017, 09:53 PM
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I think I am about to make a major (to me) announcement about my woes.
Thanks for the advice on the adjustments, I have done many multiple carb adjustments on motorcycles. I have a gage set and had not thought of doing it that way. Not having done it yet, it still seems to me that duplicating what is currently synced would work. I defer to those who have actually looked under the engine cover though. I suppose there is not a good place to get a measurement.

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Don, you do not need to make adjustments with the engine running. Get someone to help you. You stay in the cockpit and take the readings on the Carbmate or the instrument of your choice, then shut down and have your helper make very small adjustments to the throttle lingages, and repeat the process. A few iterations and you are done!

BTW, have you made any progress with your medical/training issues?
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:09 PM
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I suppose there is not a good place to get a measurement.
There is, but that's not all there is to it. The length and placement of the cable sheath will make a difference. You could be spot on at idle and totally off at higher RPMs. When I installed mine we were fairly close right off the bat, but not close enough to go flying. The adjustment gave us fits, but that turned out to be a simple air leak. When I wrapped zip-ties around the hose connections for the Carb Mate and cinched everything down TIGHT the adjustments were a snap.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:48 PM
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I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the idle adjustment will not be touched, no need to. As shown in the photo, if the arms are each put back EXACTLY in the position they were when I started, then it absolutely has to be exactly as balanced as when I started. I plan to take the measurements here on each carb, then duplicate it with the new cables. I think I will file a small groove in the top of the throttle arm for a reference point to measure from.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:01 PM
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I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the idle adjustment will not be touched, no need to. As shown in the photo, if the arms are each put back EXACTLY in the position thy were when I started, then it absolutely has to be exactly as balanced as when I started. I plan to take the measurements here on each carb, then duplicate it with the new cables. I think I will file a small groove in the top of the throttle arm for a reference point to measure from.
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You sound determined e convinced you have it figured out, so at this point, probably your best approach would be to just do it and tell us how well it worked.....
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:58 PM
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