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    Default Carb synching

    I need to sync the carbs on the V-star. How and what tools do I need?

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    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. ;-)
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    Its not too hard from what I hear. But also most shops don't charge more than 3/4-1hr shop rate.
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    Er...CarbTune, not CarbSync. Work was frying my brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadZombie View Post
    Er...CarbTune, not CarbSync. Work was frying my brain.
    I'll check it out, thanks.

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    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.
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    Turns out I don't need it. One of the carbs had a clogged main jet.

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    That'd be a problem. LoL Still wouldn't hurt to check the sync anyways.
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    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/Carbu...motiveQ5fTools

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    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.
    Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

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