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Old 12-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #8
mrbindc OP
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 75
Sorry for the delay, work was taking up too much time so I couldn't tinker last week... Nice to have a job but when it gets in the way of tinker time, frustrating...

Anyway, back to the fun. The Mikuni carbs are on a 1982 R65, my Frankenbeemer with the K75 front end.

The bike fired right up, I still need to dial them in a bit and adjust the cables but the installation was pretty straight forward. Now all I need is Charlie to stop by sometime and show me how to tune them by ear.

I ended up using a couple of my OEM hose clamps. The clamps provided in the kit are decent but a couple of them seemed to be defective. The flat blade screwdriver slot on the head wasn't stamped through enough to get a good bite, I could have made them work with some effort but I said eff it and used my OEM clamps.

btw, I was kidding about the JB weld...

PS, the rear secton of the front fender is off the bike for painting.

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