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by Folsoml
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: when testing carbs for leaks, how do you know when you've filled the carbs and you have no leaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: when testing carbs for leaks, how do you know when you've filled the carbs and you have no leaks?

I will usually hang the entire bank on something that allows me to see it from every angle (especially from the bottom). I have a lawn mower gas tank that I will fill with enough gasoline to ensure that the bowls fill completely. I will run a length of fuel line to this tank, and hang it above the c...
by Folsoml
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: how to adjust accelerator pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: how to adjust accelerator pump?

Twist the black throttle adjustment knob back out and see if that releases the pressure.
by Folsoml
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: how to adjust accelerator pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 55

Re: how to adjust accelerator pump?

The accelerator pump works by works by allowing fuel into a chamber and then, when you turn the throttle, it pushes that fuel out and spritzes it into the carb bank--giving a temporary burst of fuel when accelerating. You mentioned that you were concerned that the condition of yours, being partially...
by Folsoml
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1981 Honda CB650C Clutch Rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: 1981 Honda CB650C Clutch Rattle

HI guys! Thank you so much for your replies, sorry that I dissapeared. Work became hectic. I opened up the clutch and found everything to be in order. Turns out it was the carbs, the main jets (4 of them), were odd: 3 were the same and original, 1 was odd. So the cylinders fired differently with ev...
by Folsoml
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: 85 CB 650 parts (most of the bike)
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: 85 CB 650 parts (most of the bike)

Same as the other thread. Not active since May 07, 2014.
by Folsoml
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Bikes
Topic: 83-85 CB650 parts for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 6494

Re: 83-85 CB650 parts for sale

Welcome to the forum!

You may want to try sending an email to this member. They have not signed in since September of 2016. :(
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: 113

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: 113

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: 93

Re: is this hid kit good?

8) :lol: 8) :lol: 8) :lol:
by Folsoml
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is this hid kit good?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

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: 109

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: 34

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: 34

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: 109

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: 109

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...

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