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Old 04-21-2019, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Carburetor Tuning and Cleaning

Hey guys. I've recently decided to take my bike apart for the first time to clean my carbs. I'm wondering once I put them back together on how to "Tune" them. I know other bikes have an "air" or "fuel" mixture screw.

What should I be doing to tune them? I'm sorry about the noob question. I looked online about tuning the 599 but could not find anything.

I saw this video, and I wasn't sure if this the same method for the Hornet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSky...APKCgJe-zqvPNx
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:26 PM   #2
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Do you have a copy of the factory service manual? It has specs for float height and adjustment settings of the pilot screws. I've worked on carbs on other bikes, but haven't had to tear apart the carbs on my 599 yet, so I can't offer specifics. If you need a copy of the manual, I can send a link.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:01 AM   #3
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ljtenkor, if you’re willing I could use that link too.

Thanks in advance

Rkozicki, I have an aftermarket manual, Haynes or something similar. I can look to see what it says about setting the carbs up if you’d like.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:22 AM   #4
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PM'd both of you with a link to the FSM
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:38 AM   #5
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ljtenkor, I would really appreciate that link too if you've got it!
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:39 AM   #6
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PM'd, Henry_W03!
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:20 AM   #7
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Thanks, appreciate the help. I did have the service manual. But I couldn't find anything that showed adjustment while the bike was actually running, other than the carb sync. I also bought the bike with a jet kit installed, so that might be different too.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:33 PM   #8
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I would guess with a jet kit installed the factory settings are irrelevant.

Pm me with your email address and I’ll send you photos of what the haynes manual says. Maybe it’ll help.
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:41 AM   #9
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I would guess with a jet kit installed the factory settings are irrelevant.

Pm me with your email address and Iíll send you photos of what the haynes manual says. Maybe itíll help.
That's what i was suspecting. Ok, i'll send you a pm thx.
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