Stickman Vinyls came through for the RideCBR Project #1000RR with a custom wheel and rim reflective decal setup. Can’t wait to put these on and take some awesome pictures and videos! I will do doing a full review of these as well at http://www.RideCBR.com/reviews
Check them out on Facebook or http://www.StickmanVinyls.com.
Topic: Carb Tune
Just been attempting carburettor synchronisation on my CBR F3 using the Morgan Carbtune Pro 4.
Ok like any DIY job it has its ups and downs but generally found it quite straightforward.
Pics below – I won’t include the video cos it has more footage of the garage floor than the job itself! (yes, I did get confused between the `pause’ and ‘play’ buttons on my phone )
I guess I’m preaching to the converted here, but for anyone who needs to know or is wondering whether to attempt the task themselves, it’s really not too daunting!
Basic main steps are:
1. Remove fairing panels and seat
2. Remove fuel tank (Don’t forget to turn the fuel tap to OFF position first lol.)
3. Remove the fuel hose between the fuel tank and fuel filter and connect an extension hose between your tank and the fuel filter I bought a 2m hose with a 5/16″ internal diameter suitable for use with unleaded fuel. I found this was way too long so ended up cutting it in half but that depends how far away you position your fuel tank…
4. This might be a good time to check your air filter (cleaner) element by removing the 6 screws from the cover and loosening the 2 steel clamps around the air intake pipes at the front then removing the top cover. Mine was in need of replacement which is annoying cos it should have been replaced at 12,000 miles…
5. Unbolt the triangular brackets on each side to allow better access- 3 bolts per side with a spacer so careful not to drop it inside the engine…
6. Next you have to connect the 4 vacuum pipes from the CarbTune instrument to the 4 carbs. According to the manual this varies between different models but on mine which is a ’97 V type there is a metal screw on the left-hand side of carb #1 which you remove and fit a plastic adaptor (they come supplied with the CarbTune) then this allows you to attach your first hose from the vacuum gauge. Carbs 2, 3 & 4 have plastic end-plugs attached which you remove by squeezing the tiny spring clips then connect the vacuum hoses 2, 3 & 4 to your CarbTune – MAKE SURE YOU CONNECT THEM IN THE CORRECT ORDER ELSE YOU WILL HAVE AN IMPOSSIBLE JOB TRYING TO SYNC THE WRONG CARBS ETC!! By the way, removing those end-plugs was the most difficult part of the whole job in my opinion. Unless you have fingers like Gollum, i.e. long and thin, or limbs like Terminator 2 (you know like mercury that can transform to fit the smallest gaps) then it is tricky. Eventually after disconnecting several of the DAI hoses and using thin-nose pliers I managed it.
*** WHATEVER YOU DO, BE SURE NOT TO REMOVE THE COOLANT HOSES TO THE CARBS OR YOU’LL HAVE A NASTY FLOOD ON YOUR HANDS & ALSO GET BURNS FROM HOT ETHYLENE GLYCOL ***
(Did I already mention that before doing any of this the bike engine should be at its normal operating temperature? Whoops, sorry I forgot that part!!)
7. Once you’ve checked all the connections are good, turn the fuel tap to RES setting and ensure that the fuel tank is safely supported on a nearby table or work-bench. I used 2 lengths or 2×4 wood to support it at the right (ish) angle.
8. Start her up and run the engine until you get back to normal operation temp. My temp gauge goes just over halfway then the fan kicks in. Also check the idle speed and adjust if need be.
9. Use the removable tie wrap supplied with the Carb Tune to hang the meter from the handlebar grip.
10. There are 3 adjustment screws and you’ll need a long cross point screwdriver to reach them. Follow the technique in the manual to adjust the carbs so that all the 4 metal columns on the gauge are equal in height. Basically the procedure is: adjust #3 to match #4 (which is fixed) using the 3rd screw in-between carbs 3 & 4. Next adjust #1 height to match #2 using the screw between carbs 1 & 2. Finally you have 2 pairs of columns that need to be matched in height (so 1&2 to 3&4) and this is achieved by turning the centre (center) screw. Beware that the screws are spring-loaded so resting the driver on them causes the reading to vary so remove the screwdriver after each setting and check the readings. Also blip the throttle between each setting and check that the bars settle to the correct readings again.
Hope this is ok, please excuse any errors or omissions as not an official procedure by any means, just my experiences!
If you’re encouraged to try this for yourself then please read the manuals and also take a look at some of the excellent videos on YouTube which no doubt explain it all a lot better than I can
RideCBR.com has teamed up with one of the best Custom Sportbike Seat manufacturers in the game, Street Skinns Custom Seats. Wade from Street Skinns will be giving away a FULL CUSTOMIZATION PACKAGE for your FRONT and REAR Honda CBR Seats! This is over a $250-$300 value so don’t miss out!!!
What’s included for the winner?
Full customization for your existing Honda CBR Sportbike seats. This includes gel/memory foam in both seats. You can also choose ANY COLOR.. ANY DESIGN.. ANY EMBROIDERY.. BASICALLY ANYTHING YOU WANT!!! This is the time to get creative!
How will this work?
The winner will ship their seats to StreetSkinns and discuss the design/concept with Wade from Street Skinns. Once a design is finalized, he will begin working his magic and will send back your seats in 3-4 weeks (on average).
How cool will this make my bike look?
Pretty damn cool. I mean we all like to customize our bikes, but our seats look the same. Time to cash in your RideCBR.com Points for something COMPLETELY CUSTOM and UNIQUE!
Street Skinns Custom Seats Info:
You can check out Street Skinns and their work at http://www.StreetSkinns.com as well as their Facebook Page which has a ton of pictures to look at for ideas. https://www.facebook.com/streetskinns.customseats is their Facebook page.
The contest will be 250 points to enter, so almost every RideCBR.com member can enter!
Contest Starts: NOW – It’s open.. go enter points!
Contest Ends: May 15th, 2015 at NOON EST
Contest Draw: May 15th, 2015 at 12:30PM EST
Contest Payout: May 15th, 2015 at 1:00PM EST
What does the 1st – 4th loser get?
First Place = Full Seat Customization (Worth Over $250+)
2nd Place = 5000 RideCBR Points
3rd Place = 2500 RideCBR Points
4th Place = 1000 RideCBR Points
5th Place = 500 RideCBR Points
Everytime the system picks a winner, it’s randomized again.. so technically anyone can win any of the places.. someone could even hypothetically scoop the entire contest.. but @dubv can’t participate in this one.. since he scooped up the last contest. Better chances for the rest of you, lol.
Need more points? Consider donating to support or insanely high server costs: http://ridecbr.com/donate/
Good luck to all participants! You can enter your RideCBR Points or View your Entries Here:
The winner of our RideCBR.com Giveaway #17 (Mechanix Gloves) is.. @dubv! Lots of entries this time around but @dubv swept another contest! Nice win buddy. Please PM me your address (again, sorry, I delete messages and info all the time) and your color choice from the contest page.
Good luck in the next contests all!
(New rule, can’t win back to back contests, LOL!)
We are giving away another giveaway while we’re in our Christmas Spirit. Use your RideCBR.com Points and enter the latest giveaway to win a pair of Mechanix Gloves, completely free. To view all of the information, more pictures, and to enter the giveaway.. visit the giveaway page here:
RideCBR is having two part giveaways for our members for Christmas as a thank you for supporting and participating on our Honda CBR Sportbike Forum & Community! (The other giveaway will be posted in the next day or two).
The first contest is for a Tekton Sportbike Metric Wrench Kit. Great addition to your garage for regular maintenance. It’s 250 RideCBR Points per entry and you can enter as many times as you would like. For contest details, information, specs, and to enter.. please visit the Giveaway Page here:
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