Keihin 35mm Air Striker Carb Jetting

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bgoodsoil, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I'm already on that limb :D

    I've got to get the throttle sorted first. I have a repop Triumph twin-pull right now. It routes the cables straight down from the bar leaving them exposed in the woods. I bought this for the Keihins to run the cables behind the headlight:

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    The eBay ad said this came from a Kawasaki but it didn't say which one. No idea what to do for cables.

    When I ditch the choke cable I can toss the clutch perch with it. The light switch hasn't worked in a while. Any recommendations on a new one? Anything that fits the old cable would be fine. Don't really care what it looks like.
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  2. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    I'll bet Rocky Point can fix you up with cables. I mistakenly have a set of cables for an R60 that might work if that's any help (small barrels on both ends)...I got them before I realized the R75 had different ends.
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  3. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    You're right, these are the same way. There's a big plug on the bottom of the bowl and you can change both the main and the pilot jet through it. That's going to make this a lot easier.

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    Skip ahead to minute 5:10. The guy made a float level gauge that I NEED to make.

    This is like waiting for Christmas. I've got class next week then Spring Break. Hopefully I'll have all the parts in along with an idea of what jets i need so I can get these sorted out while I have some time off.
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  4. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Oooooh, that's what 'quad vent' means! And they had the good sense to make them pink.
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  5. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I bought half of a K&N intake kit for a GSXR. I had to match the muffler ya know :D The flanges have the same OD, 2.5", as the carbs so some rubber tubing from the hardware store should set me up for cheap.

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    I've got Spring Break week after next. I'll probably do a tech day on one of those to get some of this sorted out. Lemme know if anybody's interested.
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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  7. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    This is gonna be good! :evil
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  8. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Have to say I'm excited about this.
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  9. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I'm having a harder time finding 2.5" radiator hose than I expected. I spent yesterday roughing in the exhaust since I can't do anything to the intake until parts come in. This is all 1.5" SS tubing. This project snowballed fast.


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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Geeze, man. Whats really a bummer is that between Fred and I, we have a nice selection of Mikuni TM/VM pilot and main jets.....about 150$ worth. You hopefully can find a "tune up" kit for the Kehin and get a deal on jets.



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  11. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Progress but now I'm held up by parts. Throttle's not in and I can't order cables until then.

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  12. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Lower radiator hose from a Ford panel van. I'll end up cutting off half the hose but I think this is going work.
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  13. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    After all this work and modification you are still running the stock plug wires?

    shocker ! :lol3
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  14. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    It kinda shocks me because the stock wires are ten times better than most aftermarket wires I see on airheads. The bike seems to be yearning for some yellow graphite wires that will look the part. :D
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  15. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I'd have to tie new plug wires to a rope and drag them through a few hundred miles of trail to make them match the rest of the bike. It's just too much work to switch plug wires considering that so I stuck with the stockers. It was a simple cost-benefit analysis.
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