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The Garage => Maintenance => Topic started by: Tazman2 on June 27, 2012, 11:01:17 AM

Title: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on June 27, 2012, 11:01:17 AM
I'm ready to shell out the cash as my bike at almost 17k REALLY needs it as its never been done! Any of you own one that either doesn't mind me going there to get it down or borrow one? Its for a 4 cylinder bike in case that matters!  ;)
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2012, 12:52:50 PM
I should have a set of sticks but I don't yet. Jerry may have some but I don't know for sure.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on June 27, 2012, 03:29:44 PM
Well I will order the more accurate dial gauges if I don't find anybody soon and you guys are free to use them as long as you don't break them! ;)
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: barrypz on June 27, 2012, 03:36:18 PM
I'm a two cylinder FI guy, but you could check the "make your own manometer balance" articles on the web.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2012, 05:45:21 PM
Who says the gauge type are more accurate? Some of those gauges can bounce around a lot. I've used the mercury stick type with great success. Too bad you can't get them anymore.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: jerrythi on June 28, 2012, 05:43:10 AM
I do have a set. old school too.  Mercury filled. 4 glass tubes with clear hoses. you welcome to use them.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: sal on June 28, 2012, 08:12:30 AM
I have one you're welcome to use in East Hampton.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on June 28, 2012, 09:01:45 AM
Thank you Sal, what kind is it? I'm afraid of using the Mercury kinds that can get sucked into the motor ie another reason I wanted to get the dial ones!  :o
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Jeff on June 28, 2012, 09:11:19 AM
You'll never suck the mercury up unless you're rapping the throttle which you don't need to do to balance carbs. The mercury stays steady in the tubes if you just adjust at idle.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: sal on June 28, 2012, 10:07:25 AM
Taz, Motion Pro, no mercury. Like Jeff says used properly no problem! I'm not a fan of the gauges (had a set gave them away)
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on June 28, 2012, 10:31:05 AM
I read horror stories of people turning on their bikes and it sucking in the fluid so I got a bit paranoid about it!  :-\ I'd like to pick them up whenever I can use them as currently its suppose to be in the 90s this weekend not sure if I'm going to want to be near more heat turning tiny screws so that way I don't borrow it from you and keep it till gawd only knows when! lol
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: sal on June 29, 2012, 07:07:10 AM
Borrow? (cough cough) :) You are welcome to use it at my shop in East hampton.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Jeff on June 29, 2012, 07:28:14 AM
Just get a Motion Pro like Sals, you'll have it forever. I'll probably pick one up too.


How do you like it Sal? Is it steady and consistent?
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: sal on June 29, 2012, 08:35:54 AM



How do you like it Sal? Is it steady and consistent?



Works as good as my old mercury stick, has a blue liquid easy to see, very stable and encased in plastic, the old one had the tubes exposed. It's a couple of years old, i use it 2-3 times a week it's held up well.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Jeff on June 29, 2012, 09:05:49 AM
2-3 times a week?! Are you just very picky about your carb sync? ;)
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: sal on June 29, 2012, 01:34:12 PM
2-3 times a week?! Are you just very picky about your carb sync? ;)


Too many friends!!! LOL I work with small engines, gasoline and lp.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on July 02, 2012, 09:57:17 AM
LOL well I didn't know if you had a place to do it or not! :) I just have to figure out how to hold the tank up, etc. I guess since its a FI bike so it needs the pump running!
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: barrypz on July 02, 2012, 04:52:45 PM
LOL well I didn't know if you had a place to do it or not! :) I just have to figure out how to hold the tank up, etc. I guess since its a FI bike so it needs the pump running!
The SV comes with a tank prop under the seat.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Tazman2 on July 03, 2012, 09:28:49 AM
No space for a prop under my seat! ;)
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: barrypz on July 03, 2012, 02:39:39 PM
The prop is like a piece of coat hanger, just a little loop to sit on the bolt head of the triple. My underseat, because of the ABS does not even have enough space for a wallet.
Title: Re: Anybody own a sync kit?
Post by: Ray on July 04, 2012, 07:50:31 AM
I have my Carbtune 2 with me on Nelson's campground in East Hampton.  You're welcome to use it if you still have the need.