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    carb balancer

    hi all happy new year can any one point me in the right direction to a good carb balancer for twin 40 weber carbs thanks

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    Re: carb balancer

    yeah a length of 1/2 bore heater hose and your ear!

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    i bought mine from a motorbike shop. Well handy.

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    Re: carb balancer

    Quote Originally Posted by graham bahr View Post
    yeah a length of 1/2 bore heater hose and your ear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by graham bahr View Post
    yeah a length of 1/2 bore heater hose and your ear!
    Quote Originally Posted by RMinOZ View Post
    all well presuming you know what to do with it of course.

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    Re: carb balancer

    ok for those that dont know,

    hold one end of the hose to your ear and the other to no1 carb intake, then transfer the hose to no2 carb intake, if the carbs are in balence the sound you hear will be the same, if not just adjust the balence screw until they do sound the same, usually you will also notice the engine run smoother as you get the balence closer, if the balence is miles out you may have to either speed up or slow down the idle screw to keep it running or stop it racing away and start again

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    Re: carb balancer

    Quote Originally Posted by boXXer View Post
    i bought mine from a motorbike shop. Well handy.
    Can do em by ear but I also used a bike one when doing my dellortos - did em by ear first but it was nice to confirm what I'd done was OK and fine tune em.
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    Re: carb balancer

    Quote Originally Posted by cookster View Post
    hi all happy new year can any one point me in the right direction to a good carb balancer for twin 40 weber carbs thanks
    If you dont trust your ears, how about one of these? Matt used one on my throttle bodies and it made a fair difference - so I'll be adding one to the toolkit soon I reckon...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tab%3DWatching

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Re: carb balancer

    the only problem with those it the clearance between the inner wing and trumpet. I tried to use one, even with the 90 degree adapter they supply, and it wouldnt fit. I had approx 1.5" gap too, so unless your using short trumpets i wouldnt bother.

    this is the one i would personally buy.
    http://www.carbtune.co.uk/carbdtls.html

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    Re: carb balancer

    Ahhh that could be a problem! Mine was Ok as the engine is installed tilted over towards the o/s so LOTS of clearance around my long trumpets

    (Just a shame that means the air filter is hard up against the bonnet and a strut brace is going to be an issue )

    Cheers,

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    Re: carb balancer

    cheers for the comments guys i think im just gona buy one gonna need it nice one

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    Re: carb balancer

    I've just bought one from here for a little less...

    http://www.fastroadcars.co.uk/shop/i...&productId=209

    Cheers,

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    Re: carb balancer

    yeah thats the one i had clearance problems with

    Might be ok for bens though as he has an XE.

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