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Rider
04-29-2010, 10:44 AM
I need to sync the carbs on the V-star. How and what tools do I need?

RoadZombie
04-29-2010, 12:48 PM
A screw driver and a manometer (I recommend the one made by a company called "Carbsync") or two vacuum gauges. Oh...and quite a bit of patience. ;-)

Gas Man
04-29-2010, 08:10 PM
Its not too hard from what I hear. But also most shops don't charge more than 3/4-1hr shop rate.

RoadZombie
04-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Er...CarbTune, not CarbSync. Work was frying my brain.

Rider
04-30-2010, 09:25 AM
Er...CarbTune, not CarbSync. Work was frying my brain.

I'll check it out, thanks.

RoadZombie
05-01-2010, 09:52 PM
Only thing is, they run around $75 if I recall. You can "hillbilly rig" one out of a yardstick, some pastic tubing, and oil (I reccomend a 50/50 mix of gear lube and motor oil). The CarbSync is far better, but if you're on a budget the "yard stick method" is a great alternative. Just Google "$2 manometer" and you should find a "How-To" online.

Rider
05-03-2010, 11:06 AM
Turns out I don't need it. One of the carbs had a clogged main jet.

RoadZombie
05-03-2010, 10:13 PM
That'd be a problem. LoL Still wouldn't hurt to check the sync anyways.

_DK_
05-18-2010, 12:07 PM
I have this one, but it's missing some pieces... I got it free, is it worth putting back together?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Carburetor-Synchronizer-carb-sync-Gauge-4-cylinder-bike-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cea4de54bQQitemZ33034 8488011QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools

Bob
10-06-2010, 10:29 PM
I think I'm going to have my carbs sync'd come spring. I was thinking of getting one of those carbtunes but for the price I think I might just have Honda East do it if it won't cost much and as long as I can wait for it.

Gas Man
10-07-2010, 11:21 PM
But if you get your own, you'll never have to pay again.

Bob
10-29-2010, 11:05 PM
I've been reading a lot on syncing today and I'm thinking of running up to HF and getting their $12 vacuum gauge and trying to sync the carbs one at a time. From what I've been reading you just check what #1 is and note it, then make all of the others match. Not 100% sure if that is correct but if it doesn't work I can always take the gauge back. LOL

WILEY
10-30-2010, 08:13 AM
Another way to sync carbs is with one of those point and shoot thermometers on the exhaust pipes.

Get the bike up to operating temp, measure heat on individual exhaust pipe. Find the one or two that are reading different and tune to normal.

Biggest thing seem to run into with multiple carbs is throttle position being off (carbs not opening /closing at the same time) rather than AFR being off.

Bob
10-31-2010, 06:51 PM
The vacuum gauge idea sucked. I'm taking it back to Advance Auto tomorrow. LOL I think come Spring I'll just have the guy down in Monroe sync my carbs for me. Hopefully they take it back because it's been open.

dirty dave
12-15-2010, 07:41 PM
Hey Bob I thonk I might still have a set of carb stix that use mercury to sync the carbs last bike i used them on was a old GSXR, let me know if u are close to me and would like to give it a whirl.

Bob
12-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Hey Bob I thonk I might still have a set of carb stix that use mercury to sync the carbs last bike i used them on was a old GSXR, let me know if u are close to me and would like to give it a whirl.

I might take you up on that Dave! I'm in Southgate so I'm right next door.

dirty dave
12-17-2010, 08:35 PM
Right onn bro

Gas Man
12-18-2010, 02:25 AM
Bob, why don't u just have a carb syncing party?

Bob
12-18-2010, 11:37 AM
In the winter?

If Dan is up for it I'd be up for it.