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Old 11-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #50
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 721
Originally Posted by England-Kev View Post
Yes the flapper valve was in place.

Now I am curious about a couple of things, there are two gaskets fitted to each carb to head manifold joint, I see in the spares list it mantions four gaskets also, so I am guessing this is correct, but why does it need two? also is tyhere an easy way to balance the carbs, the write up in the manual seems ever so complicated... pull this plug lead, pull that plug lead etc etc
Two gaskets are for heat isolation, mostly. Also they give the correct rearward positioning of the carbs when the stock air box and rubber boot are fitted.

I prefer to drill and tap holes in the manifolds and use "carb sticks" to balance the carbs, but lacking those you can use drill bits to measure and compare the opening height of the slides. More information here:
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