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by Folsoml
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike

An inline fuel filter is not a bad idea, but it is not the lack of a vacuum shutoff that makes it so. The vacuum shutoff does not do anything to filter the fuel. There is a filter inside the tank where the petcock screws in, but on nearly every old bike I've rebuilt, I've found that this has disinte...
by Folsoml
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Just Cleaned Carbs First Time, Now Having Trouble Starting the Bike

Welcome here! Everything George said and more. First, just so we are on the same page when we are describing things, the carbs are numbered from left to right as if you were sitting on the bike. That being said, the accelerator pump SHOULD be on carb #2, not 3. Double check your's, as if it actually...
by Folsoml
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: is this hid kit good?

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by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: is this hid kit good?

I know I said in another thread that Honda would not put things that were not required, but I guess this is the exception to that rule (I'm sure it had some purpose, but no one I ever met knows what it was) OK smart arse! Explain air cut off valves! :lol: :lol: :lol: OK. You asked: When the bikes r...
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 80

Re: question about bench syncing.

Air.
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: brake kit oil seals are a bit too big. are they supposed to be?
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: brake kit oil seals are a bit too big. are they supposed to be?

Did the one you bought have a part number? OEM ones are still available from Honda.

https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda ... 0ed97ddbb5

Edit: I see now that you had your Ebay profile set wrong, and got regular CB650 seals.
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: brake kit oil seals are a bit too big. are they supposed to be?
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: brake kit oil seals are a bit too big. are they supposed to be?

Is one of them the one that came out of it? It doesn't fit either?
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 80

Re: question about bench syncing.

juntjoo wrote:doesn't the throttle need to be open a bit to idle tho??


It will be "open," but just a tiny bit. The black knob can be screwed out so far that the bike would not idle. If that is the case, screw it in until the idle is where it needs to be (screwing it in opens the butterflies).
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about bench syncing.
Replies: 13
Views: 80

Re: question about bench syncing.

I bench synced the first few bikes I rebuilt and they seemed to run fine. With your VB carbs, the sync only effects the idle. Once you get on the throttle, the sync no longer matters. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by how much more smoothly the engine idled once I got a vacuum tuner. I've neve...
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: is this hid kit good?

And I've always gotta rev the engine or something to around 3krpm to charge it? What should I do? That is pretty much standard for these bikes. Once you are actually riding the bike on a regular basis, the battery will stay charged. Switching to an LED headlight should be a simple, plug-and-play op...
by Folsoml
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: anyone run their bike without the vent t's successfully?
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: anyone run their bike without the vent t's successfully?

The way it works is the valve is normally closed (a more accurate name for this would be a "vacuum allow flow" rather than "vacuum shutoff"). When you crank the bike, the vacuum pressure created by the compression of the engine opens the valve--allowing fuel to flow to the carb. ...
by Folsoml
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Bear in mind that the brake fluid will eat the paint up when (not if) it gets on it.
by Folsoml
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: anyone run their bike without the vent t's successfully?
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: anyone run their bike without the vent t's successfully?

If anything, the lack of the T's would KEEP the bowls from filling--not cause them to overflow. They do not need to be airtight. A more experienced person than me once said, "If the part was not needed, Honda would not have wasted money putting it on there."
by Folsoml
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help understanding our carb basics
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Help understanding our carb basics

I'm not sure fishing line is stiff enough. When I say guitar "string," it is actually very thin wire. I'm not sure how long your bike sat up before you got it, but I can easily picture all four carbs being equally blocked. Did you try soaking them in anything? Or ultrasonically cleaning th...

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