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ok Carbs are spotless also found alot of mis-alignments in idle control screw wasn't in far enough to make any adjustments, butterflys wer nowhere near matched (talking about the banks ) butterfly 1 was open with throttle completly shut while butterfly 2 was completly closed both 3 and 4 stayed open with throttle completly closed but not matching each other I think what was happening was as butterfly 1&2 were closed and 3&4 were slightly ajar the pressure forced 3&4 open more that is why when I hit the throttle the idle would get stuck high because the pressure forced 3&4 to open like I was still on the throttle look I got pics of them now :D
 

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bank 3&4

this is the right bank
 

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and the other side

bank 1&2
 

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bank 3&4

bank 3&4
 

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entire carb bank

I have to get my gas tank treated found alot of rust or maybe that was from it sitting before I got it but the tank is a little rusty inside. any idea where I can get this done and how much it cost
 

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as far as the carbs go...just get them ever so slightly cracked open evenly, then get someone with a carb syncer to give ya a hand...ive never done it beofre nor have the tool.

the gas tank, just flush as much shit threw it as ya can, take off the gas vaulve can clean what ya can and flush it out with gas, should help it alot. double check your gas filters too.;)
 

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You can buy some stuff called Tank Kreme. It's like a rubber coating. Throw some bearings or something in the tank and shake the hell out of it to break the stuff loose. Then use the tank prep to acid etch it. Acetone to dry the tank and then roll the Kreme stuff around in there. You should be able to get it at a bike shop. They'll know what you're talking about. I had a bike with so much shit in the tank it would stall.
 

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Yeah either that or just make sure you replace your fuel filter every so often. :D :D

Your becoming quite the mechanic over there. Good job. Yeah you can get a carb sync tool pretty cheap at most bike shops thats the best way to get them set up.
 

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A cheaper alternative to the Kreem is head over to Menards and get 3 or 4 ~6 oz cans of naval jelly (same stuff Kreem uses) to get rid of the rust. Take the tank off the bike, unscrew the fuel taps out of the bottom of it (dont forget the orings), duct tape the holes tightly, and pour the jelly in. Swish it around in there so everything is coated, let it sit 5 min, swish some more, repeat. I got a nice clean-out job on a pretty rusted tank doing this for I think 30 minutes. After that, fill with water, shake, drain, repeat till it stops coming out pink. Pour a little gas in and shake to get the water out, drain again, fill tank with gas, and you should be done. I dont think that you really need to coat the tank with something if you keep gas in it...brand new bikes have bare sheet metal inside the tank too.
 

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actually eric said he has a mercury sync tool I could use but I am not sure how to do it gat a brief descrip in my book but I have to catch eric to get it done that is my next step. hey I never thought about navel jelly I think I will try that see what I can do. may also try the ball berings thing along with it know of some excess and then the navel jelly thanks guys good suggestions.
 

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that sucks

GsxrTony said:
Yeah either that or just make sure you replace your fuel filter every so often. :D :D

Your becoming quite the mechanic over there. Good job. Yeah you can get a carb sync tool pretty cheap at most bike shops thats the best way to get them set up.
the fuel filter on my bike is built into the fuel cutoff so my choices are cut the hoses and add an inline (most likely to happen) or drain the tank remove the cutoff valve and blow out with compressed air. Navel jelly here I come :rofl
 

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Had a girlfriend in HS who could've used that navel jelly to get rid of the fuzzy navel....


:rolleyes

What do you mean it won't knock off the excess hair:rofl
 

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Odysseys said:
as far as the carbs go...just get them ever so slightly cracked open evenly, then get someone with a carb syncer to give ya a hand...ive never done it beofre nor have the tool.

the gas tank, just flush as much shit threw it as ya can, take off the gas vaulve can clean what ya can and flush it out with gas, should help it alot. double check your gas filters too.;)
I got the carb synch tool, and i don't think you need adapters for it...I also got the Katana maintence manual back from who I loaned it to, and it shows you how to tear the bike down to every last bolt, if interested....
 

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Re: that sucks

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the fuel filter on my bike is built into the fuel cutoff so my choices are cut the hoses and add an inline (most likely to happen) or drain the tank remove the cutoff valve and blow out with compressed air. Navel jelly here I come :rofl
i added an inline filter on my 600....jsut a couple $$
 

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ok guys the kat is now idleing at 1300-1400 rpms (had to eyeball it) as it should, but I think I still need to sync em got a few more adjustments to make throttle return from full open is slow but then snaps about half way through I need to adjust the throttle cable got dark on me it is weird now because I come to a stop and think it is going to stall on me but nope just idleing correctly I have to get used to this now :laughing but I would like some help with the final adjustments so one day I have to kiddnap oddy and hold him hostage ove y2kr1's house I think it will take with all of us maybe 45 mins to an hour. so I have done it almost I feel so good right now.

P.S the idle control screw now makes a difference :thumbsup
 

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Sounds like progress.....maybe we can get Ken to assist, or watch and drink beer and tell us what he can scrape on the katana around a corner......:D
 

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soon grass hoppa's...this weekend is alittle ruff. but early next week is looking good to give ya a hand over at eriks
 

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I've used a carb sync plenty of times. It's reeeeeaaaal easy. If you guys need help let me know.
 
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