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justin666
08-17-2009, 7:14 PM
I've got a 1981 kz650 and i just adjustied the needle jets so it'll run a bit richer( i've got pod filters)

but now that i've got everything back together i'm having a hard time syncing up the carbs. I've done it before with out any problems and i've got a carb syncer but for some reason this time its being a real pain.

any tips or anything i should try?? thanks



i know this is a real vague post and i'm sorry.haha

eightthirtysixcc
08-17-2009, 8:29 PM
Bench sync it first. Off the bike make sure all the slides are the same height. Make extra sure you set all the needles to the same height. Make sure none of the slides are hanging up. Keep the rpm at 900-1000.
It can be a bitch sometimes, make sure it is on the center stand (to keep the gas in bowls the same height). Get it to operating temp first, then put a fan on the fins.

It could be a million different things and it's hard to diagnose over the internet.

This is why all the guys like Harley Davidson, one carb!

justin666
08-17-2009, 9:40 PM
alrighty i'll try bench sync first. I dont have a centerstand but i put a 2x4 under the kickstand so the bike is more level.

Fucking A right. i need to get me some american haha

Luky
02-23-2020, 2:44 PM
Using a carb synch is the last thing to do.
First is getting the correct jetting for running with pods.
I would go to the KZ website and ask others what slow jets are needed for the pods.
That is very important or you will waste a lot if time by trial and error.
Do not worry about the main jets at this time. Keep the slide needles at the stock position for now.
Make sure the floats are set correctly.

Tattooo
02-23-2020, 4:54 PM
Using a carb synch is the last thing to do.
First is getting the correct jetting for running with pods.
I would go to the KZ website and ask others what slow jets are needed for the pods.
That is very important or you will waste a lot if time by trial and error.
Do not worry about the main jets at this time. Keep the slide needles at the stock position for now.
Make sure the floats are set correctly.

Damn man you must have spent all day reading through old threads..........

Good answers by the way...............

Hatchet54
02-26-2020, 9:40 PM
Another 2009 thread back from the grave

farmall
02-28-2020, 7:14 AM
White date fonts strike again.

metalheart28
02-28-2020, 1:54 PM
Rumor has it that hes still working on them to this day!!

Luky
02-29-2020, 11:00 AM
Thanks Tattoo!

I can help people a lot with carb problems.

Tattooo
02-29-2020, 12:04 PM
Thanks Tattoo!

I can help people a lot with carb problems.

Yea me too....... I've had a many 70s early 80s Honda 4s...........

steve73
03-01-2020, 1:20 PM
i have pods and this bike runs like a beast. 78kz650c but i also have a 4into1 Kerker exhaust and electronic ignition. had the hardest time to get to run right until i installed a jet kit. fun times