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    Winter project: upgrading time! (R6 forks and more...)

    But the new carbs are not the sollution to my issues.... Unfortunately. Installed them, and synched them at idle in order to proceed synching them off-idle. But I'm getting basically the same weird symptoms at idle as with the other keihin carbs.... Sometimes hard to start, might idle nicely...
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    Winter project: upgrading time! (R6 forks and more...)

    The plastic injection moulded parts fractured. I got a new replacement. Also a realisation that this failure would be hard to repair on the road.
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    Winter project: upgrading time! (R6 forks and more...)

    So I decided to go to heiden tuning for some support on the carb tuning. He was real busy and had no to little experience with the keihins CVK34. He recommended a pair of new mikuni VM34. Pre jetted for the XS. Since I got very limited time I decided to go this route. Hoping it needs minimal...
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    I'll try the lube First , much easier haha. About those butterflies. Is that when they are not centered properly? I never loosened those screws before.
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    There should be 2 springs. Just like Gary s picture. I can see I got two springs in there! So weird. Pushing on it closes the butterfly. Maybe when the idle is high, the play in the sync mechanism allows me to push and "choke" the RHS cylinder, resulting in the idle dropping faster. This should...
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Just went down to 38 pilots. Started with 2 turns on the mix. That's where I started last year with these carbs. The bike was half warm, needed some choke to start en keep running. Would run really nice at 1200 rpm! After a few minutes started to run less nice so I reduced the choke. Idle...
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    You are running that Vape ignition to right? It's not really tunable...
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    I redid the valves, after I retorqued the head. "What side is dead"? You mean it's running on 1 cilinder? Because it doesn't sound like it. It just barely keeps running and sometimes it coughs and stalls. Yeah the looks are great but I want to drive it haha. Thing is driving me nuts (again...
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Just checked the sync. Looks spot on if you ask me. Regarding that advance. I need to check. Seems early for the advance to kick in right?
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Cleaned the carbs, checked every jet, used carb cleaner, used compressed air. Reassembled everything, tested the bike. Result: no difference. Still the idle is either staying high (>2000rpm) mainly when I open de throttle stop. Or it's around 900. 1/16 of a turn can make that difference...
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    My wobbly sidestand

    My sidestand bolt always loosens during the season. This year im trying one of these nord lock rings. Got great experiences with these on other occasions
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Yeah I sure used compressed air! How do the diaphragms affect idle? I was never able to let them rise slowly by holding a finger over the oval opening. But was told to test them by blowing air in that opening to rise them, which they do.
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Try cleaning them again, I would assume the ultrasonic cleaner and carb cleaner would have done their job..
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    Ninja EX500 carbs on an XS650?

    Well I was suspecting that bumping the idle adjustment screw just raised the butterfly open to much, running it on the pilot jet mainly. The slides don't open (took the filters of to see) so the main jet is not feeding. I have zero popping in the exhaust when I close the throttle. I also...
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