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Old 10-07-2018, 05:52 PM
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Yes, I said that out of frustration. I have owned this bike for 15 years. its the 4th most expensive thing I have ever purchased if that says anything. I got the boots all cleaned, mounted correctly and bam! No more leaks. Now I am trying to sync the carbs with my homemade (redneck, Bud Light Lime bottles) carb tool. It does work rather well but, I cant get the vacuum right so far. I got tired of messing with it for the weekend so I will pick back up tomorrow. I also dropped nut driver bit for the sync screw and I didn't feel like fishing it out of a hot engine.

BTW, I didnt use anything to lube the boots. I just applied a BUNCH of pressure to them and this seated all the way down. Same with the carbs.

When syncing carbs, have you ever had your bike stall then be hard to restart? This happened to me tonight when I had way too much vacuum on the front cylinder.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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Also, what tool do you use to turn the sync screw? I have a flexable screw driver, but I keep dropping bits (will tape it tomorrow). I do not see any other way to do this.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:27 PM
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What liquid are you using to sync them? I used the yard stick and tubing method. Used stabil just in case it got sucked into the motor.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Not sure if the boots on any of my bikes are still available but will look. I am all for replacing old parts.
Ahh, ok, I was referencing the VTR.
There are some folks doing reproduction parts...If your having trouble finding something shoot me a PM I'll check my sources.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by FireHawk996 View Post
Also, what tool do you use to turn the sync screw? I have a flexable screw driver, but I keep dropping bits (will tape it tomorrow). I do not see any other way to do this.
I use a 1/4" driver handle and a Snap On 4" & 3" wobble extension with a Snap On 7mm flex socket on the end.



I have also used a 1/4" driver handle, flex extension (one of the spring types ) a 1/4" universal joint and 7mm socket. If the universal is too loose and the socket falls over, try a piece of electrical tape around the joint.



After each adjustment take the tool off the screw, and blip the throttle a few times...make sure back lash in the screw is in its running state. (NOTE with some sync tools, "blipping" the throttle may cause fluid to get sucked into the engine....If so, don't do that..lol or get a Sync tool that it cant happen with

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Old 10-08-2018, 06:48 AM
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Erik I found these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-VTR10...5/372298721495

Already ordered Chinese ones for my racebike.
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Erik I found these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-VTR10...5/372298721495

Already ordered Chinese ones for my racebike.
Let us know how they fit, if they are identical to the OEM part and if they last.
When ever possible I buy OEM rubber parts, fitment, difference in dimensions that may effect performance or retention and service life of the rubber have all been issues I have had with pattern parts..
At only $19 common street price for New OEM.... I would go with those https://www.partzilla.com/product/ho...ac6a143ac091db

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:06 AM
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Aw man yeah but they only have one left!
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Aw man yeah but they only have one left!
Then use Ronayers or Bikebandit
I checked status the part is current and available so ordering them means just a few extra days no matter what they have "On Hand"
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