Look at my carb needles. Which one is healthy?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by keener, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    I sanded on the one with s nipple to look like the other one. I made sure the length and and tapper is not changed.
    They are factory pro titanium needles for 950 adv.

    What do u think?

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  2. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    I think I'd go buy new needles.
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  3. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    I would do the same.
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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    That is NOT what FP needles look like on the end.
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  5. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    +1 :lol3

    Sorry, OP. Check out inmate Head2Wind's company- advmachines.com, for the proper carb set-up. There's really no comparison to a finely tuned motor. H2W has spent a lot of time refining the 950 for us. He's got it dialed in and he's great to do biz with.:thumb

    You just can't sand those needles. Ever. At all.:deal
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  6. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    Are you sure they are needles or is there a lot of shadowing going on? The needles look kind of like a large sewing needle without the eye in the end. Those look like chopsticks.
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  7. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Is it even possible to sand titanium?

    Another big question.. What would make titanium wear like that? Super titanium?

    Good on you though for fine-tuning the tuner's needles:D
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  8. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    it is possible to sand titanium, however the ultimate question would be why? The FP needle, when coupled with the correct jets, works very well for a open filter setup. One of the challenges with altering a fuel needle like this is the smallest change in diameter will make a difference in the fuel delivered. When measuring needles, you need to be able to measure below .001 of a inch. FYI, that is pretty small.
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  9. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I have jetted several with his kits,all were perfect after jetting.:clap
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  10. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    Thx guys. Ivr had H2W pre filter setep for s long time and now lm using open filter by ITG.

    The main question is which one the correct one?
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  11. Sporting Wood

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    Not supposed to look like that at all. Hard to tell what the deal is with those but I'll get you another set asap.
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