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07-21-2019 09:03 PM
ironbadge
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
Good for you!
Thanks!
I did some carb cleaning for some small, old bikes. Japanese 50cc with clutch. I have never worked on a twin engine. I was not very confident the bike would start, but she did Amazing!

Best,
Little i
07-21-2019 09:00 PM
ironbadge
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Originally Posted by tabaka45 View Post
If you are going to work on Japanese bikes you need to get a set of JIS screwdrivers. I have this set which I think cost me about $90. Worth every penny. There are less expensive sets. I keep mine separate from any other screwdrivers and only use them on my bikes.

https://www.vesseltools.com/press-re...cle-repair-kit
I did not know the difference. Wow. I certainly need them. Thanks for recommending.

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Little i
07-21-2019 08:48 PM
tabaka45 If you are going to work on Japanese bikes you need to get a set of JIS screwdrivers. I have this set which I think cost me about $90. Worth every penny. There are less expensive sets. I keep mine separate from any other screwdrivers and only use them on my bikes.

https://www.vesseltools.com/press-re...cle-repair-kit
07-21-2019 07:26 PM
flitecontrol Good for you!
07-21-2019 06:17 PM
ironbadge I cleaned and rebuilt the carb with a brand new, made in Japan, slow jet yesterday. I had to run some errands, and besides, the battery was not fully charged yet, so I did not start the bike until today.
She screamed right away at first, short start, and appeared to run much smoother. I did some fine-tunes, she became very responsive and powerful, I feel she's better than before. After leaving her running for a little while, I made a short trip around the neighborhood. Very happy!

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Little I
07-10-2019 08:36 PM
ironbadge
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
BTW, if you don't have a hand impact screwdriver, it probably ought to be the next tool you acquire. They are invaluable for loosening stuck fasteners and not damaging the head. I don't recommend the Harbor Freight model as it tends to change direction with every hammer blow.
Copy that.
I go shopping now.
I am still mad at myself using the wrong tool... So I'd better go shopping, hopefully I can provide better services for my bike.
Thank you, Sir.
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Little i
07-09-2019 10:29 PM
flitecontrol BTW, if you don't have a hand impact screwdriver, it probably ought to be the next tool you acquire. They are invaluable for loosening stuck fasteners and not damaging the head. I don't recommend the Harbor Freight model as it tends to change direction with every hammer blow.
07-09-2019 08:02 PM
ironbadge
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Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
I think you're OK. It wouldn't hurt to try it. My guess is it will run just fine. Worst case is, it might not run so great at low speeds maybe, but if it were effecting performance, it wouldn't damage the engine.
That is what I believe, too. I agree with you.
The thing is, the bike is brand-new (I bought her new, but kept her in the garage for a while) and I was mad at myself. I know it's kinda psycho, but that's what I was going thru. I just placed the order for the part. I want to treat the bike as she deserves, you know. I could not settle until I placed the order. It's a little more expensive than the website Flightcontrol recommended, but it's cool to interact with the locals and their business I even touched a bunch of bikes over there. Pretty cool
I'll place the damaged guy on a stand in my shop where I can always see it.
Thanks!

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Little i
07-09-2019 07:54 PM
ironbadge
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
The slow jet's primary function is to keep the engine running smoothly at slow speeds. If the central orifice at the top isn't damaged, and it doesn't appear to be, it should be fine.

But if you think you must do penance, self flaggelate or buy a new jet. Your choice.
I told my wife Flightcontrol recommended some flagellating and she yelled "It's my job"
I went to the local Heyser Cycle and place an order for the part. Awesome bikes over there. Fantastic parts lady.

Best,
Little i
07-08-2019 10:09 AM
7milesout I think you're OK. It wouldn't hurt to try it. My guess is it will run just fine. Worst case is, it might not run so great at low speeds maybe, but if it were effecting performance, it wouldn't damage the engine.
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