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Old 11-14-2017, 01:26 PM
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Default 1991 F2 Rescue - Carbs

So, I've recently acquired a '91 F2 and am in the process of building a track bike out of it. It's been 20 years since I've been on one of these, so bare with some no-brainer questions.

After checking fluids, decided to see what happens when trying to start it. A small victory in that it starts and runs (barely, 1500 rpm only), but I killed it as there was fuel pouring out of #1 and #2 carbs.

So tearing into the carbs, i find that carbs #1 and #2 have one type of float needle (shiny silver, with black rubber tip), while #3 and #4 have different style, look like OEM. I have spares of both, so which one to go with? The OEM brass ones, or the silver ones with the rubber tip?
 
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:50 PM
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I'll be cleaning the carbs and trying to get this sorted over next couple of days, open to suggestions and input on the best route to go with the float needles.
 
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Hi , it's a bit of personal choice really, I've always got by with aftermarket, but really the price isn't so different for OEM
FLOAT NEEDLE HONDA Keihin 16155-MN9-004, KL18-4761 | eBay
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New Carburetor Float Valve Carb Needle Many Honda CB CBR NX VF (See Notes) K46 A | eBay
Really just a matter of shopping around
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CaBaRet View Post
Hi , it's a bit of personal choice really, I've always got by with aftermarket, but really the price isn't so different for OEM
FLOAT NEEDLE HONDA Keihin 16155-MN9-004, KL18-4761 | eBay
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New Carburetor Float Valve Carb Needle Many Honda CB CBR NX VF (See Notes) K46 A | eBay
Really just a matter of shopping around
Thanks for the response. I decided to go with the aftermarket ones i had and after a thorough cleaning, the carbs look good. Flipped them upside down and the float needles keep air from being blown through, so all good there.

Now i just need to remember how to check for spark on these bikes....
 
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This will show you , but make sure you don't touch the actual spark plug with you hand, it will make you jump
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:42 AM
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Dang, CaBaRet, why did you tell him? Everybody needs to have that shocking experience at least once in their life. :-)


If you are uneasy using the method in the video, you can buy one of these;
https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-a...ter/900800_0_0
 
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Dang, CaBaRet, why did you tell him? Everybody needs to have that shocking experience at least once in their life. :-)


If you are uneasy using the method in the video, you can buy one of these;
https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-a...ter/900800_0_0
Big hearted Bill ,that's me
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:41 PM
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I see how it's going to be, testing the newbies... I've seen people test spark like that before, more fun to learn from other's mistakes.
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:51 PM
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After testing spark the safe way , replaced the plugs, tightened up a few grounds and reconnected the coil leads per the manual, it fired up immediately! What a great feeling, time for a drink!
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:35 PM
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Good deal, even if you chose the boring route. :-)
Glad you got it sorted out.
 
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