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For those that were around for my carb cleaning issues you may well know that I have most likely destroyed my idle jet by trying to shove a filed down nail through it to "clean it out". Anyway while shopping for new keihn #38 jets I saw that there is more than one type of #38. So far I have found series 21 and series 22 #38 jets. Whats the diff? which am i supposed to get?
 

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Alfalfa said:
For those that were around for my carb cleaning issues you may well know that I have most likely destroyed my idle jet by trying to shove a filed down nail through it to "clean it out". Anyway while shopping for new keihn #38 jets I saw that there is more than one type of #38. So far I have found series 21 and series 22 #38 jets. Whats the diff? which am i supposed to get?
No idea - but if you need one, I have several spare 450 carbs - be glad to send you a jet.
 

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that would be fantastic
 

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Wow! what a difference those tiny little things can make. Thanks a million Bill! She idles so smoothly now. Well that is when the left cylinder decides to work. Like night and day, really though. If this consistent idle keeps up I might actually be able to adjust the engine timing a lil (if it needs it). Thanks again Bill!
 

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danWI, try that link again please. It's not working for me.
 

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If I get to the point where I need to poke something in a carb, I just use bits of old guitar strings.
I have a plentiful supply of them, and they come in a wide variety of diameters (usuually specified on the package).
 

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Shoulda' mentioned - I never use a wound guitar string for this, only solid, smooth strings.
The wound strings are like rasps, they'll mess your jets up real good.

Since I play a couple of electric 12-strings mainly, and change strings frequently, I have lots of the solid steel strings in various sizes.
 

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well I learned my lesson. That's for sure...
 

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I updated the link below. One major reason I use this tool rather than a wire or such is because the diameter of the rod is marked and I can match the correct rod to the correct jet size. Thus prevents me really screwign up the jet! I then clean the remainer left in dip carb cleaner. danWI

p.s. heres an even better setup... i may buy this instead!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...54&item=120380802405&category=35597&viewitem=
 

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danWI said:
just a hot tip alls, there are inexpensive carb wire kits special sized to fit your carb jets! I bought mine from a local paint shop for $8 (they're also used to clean the needles in paint guns). heres a link to what im suggesting:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTO...emQQimsxZ20090130?IMSfp=TL0901301510005r15790

so put away them nails already!!! :lol:
danWI
That looks just like the Honda carb cleaning tool I have. This is where I got mine: http://dratv.com/jetclfusi.html
 

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The K&L 'jet' cleaners are worthless.
They are too big for anything but air jets and were designed for cleaning gas welding nozzles.
Its just 'marketing'
I tend to use strand from old clutch or throttle cables if jet is really bad or copper wire from old harness if its just a slight 'fur' inside jet that needs polishing out
PJ
 

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I second PJ's line of thinking. Those tools are designed for cleaning cutting torch tips, etc.. I also use a tiny, TINY wire bristle pulled from a wire brush. They do no damage if used properly.

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Shoulda' mentioned - I never use a wound guitar string for this, only solid, smooth strings.
The wound strings are like rasps, they'll mess your jets up real good.

Since I play a couple of electric 12-strings mainly, and change strings frequently, I have lots of the solid steel strings in various sizes.
Damn it! I gotta swap my bass for a G-tar with the little strings :cool:
 

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Hmmm...
I didn't know bass players ever changed strings !!!
:lol: :lol: Laugh it up big guy...12 strings seems a little like somebodys compensating for something :lol: :lol:

My band is recording an EP this weekend and a new set of Ernie Ball 'purple' Slinky Strings set me back AU$55. No wonder us bass wranglers hardly change strings!
 

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leethal said:
:lol: :lol: Laugh it up big guy...12 strings seems a little like somebodys compensating for something :lol: :lol:

Makes it twice as likely that I might accidentally hit the right one !!!
 
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