95 Thunderbird 900 carburetor question

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Ha.
Reminds me of my ZX.
Everything is done and I walk around one last time to see that one of the two tail light bulbs are out.
Not a big deal I'm thinking because it's an easy fix and I have to replace one cracked tail fairing anyway.
Go for a ride, first one ever since I got her and the engine rebuild. When I come back, the faulty tail light works perfectly.

She was nice to me for fixing her up :)
So, airbox installed. Was a pain, as with all bikes that have carbs squeezed in between engine and airbox. Don't have time to sync carbs now and will have to wait until tomorrow morning.
TUP TUP Great news indeed! That has got to make you feel mighty good. Nice work.
 

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Well, bike idles fine (once I get it to start), several people with carb rebuild experience have never seen this before, so I am closing this case as "we will never know".

Will go over the carbs again and clean one or two more things and hopefully get it to start right away without cranking forever and having to give throttle.

Have another week to get this done. Then, I finally have all parts together for a complete engine rebuild that I am currently doing on one of my other bikes.
Now I remember.
The plug is part of the extra fuel gallery for Choke on Mikuni Carbs. Thus allowing copious amounts of fuel. Thus one float bowl , would feed the Fuel on Choke , too the two cylinders of a Yamaha RZ250 LC . Don't expect this will be of much help, I make have lead you down the wrong path.
 

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So, airbox installed. Was a pain, as with all bikes that have carbs squeezed in between engine and airbox. Don't have time to sync carbs now and will have to wait until tomorrow morning.
Many a sore hand and cuts , doing same on 4 cylinder machines. Carb rubbers get so none elastic.
 

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Many a sore hand and cuts , doing same on 4 cylinder machines. Carb rubbers get so none elastic.
I always warm them up with a heat gun, sometimes I put DW40 on a finger tip and lube the rubber. Works like a charm every time.

This morning was a bit different because the carbs and airbox angle didn't line up perfectly. I am thinking that there are either aftermarket seals in there OR there is a certain order to install the intake manifold rubber seals and I mixed them up.
Either way, all is well now, just took longer than expected.
 

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Now I remember.
The plug is part of the extra fuel gallery for Choke on Mikuni Carbs. Thus allowing copious amounts of fuel. Thus one float bowl , would feed the Fuel on Choke , too the two cylinders of a Yamaha RZ250 LC . Don't expect this will be of much help, I make have lead you down the wrong path.
No worries, I figured it out a while back after looking at everything again. Was actually by accident. One float tipped over to the side revealing a hole/passage in one corner.
 

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Probably the main saving grace with sorting things out, is that you get to learn a lot about the bike and it's mechanics.
 

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Very true.
Usually, I work on older Yamahas. The Kawasaki I just did was a new learning experience as well. The same in general but still small differences here and there.
 

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Just took the bike up and down the street.
Super shaky because both forks are leaking and have no oil. But it rides and shifts
 

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Thank you, excited too. Fork seals are ordered. While I wait for parts I'll go over the brakes.
 

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QQ: I borrowed my triple tree front stand to a neighbor but want to do the fork seals tomorrow. What's the best way to lift the front without the ability to suspend from ceiling?

Jack under engine? Is there clearance between headers? Or piece of wood across and just rest the bike on headers?
 

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QQ: I borrowed my triple tree front stand to a neighbor but want to do the fork seals tomorrow. What's the best way to lift the front without the ability to suspend from ceiling?

Jack under engine? Is there clearance between headers? Or piece of wood across and just rest the bike on headers?
Lock back wheel with wood ànd chocks as well.
Need wheel removed, then stantions will pull down.
But before and lifting at all, loosen it all off, while on centre stand .
Then jack it up, etc

Chris
 
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Unfortunately there is no (more) centerstand else I would have done exactly that.
Wish I could put this on my Abba stand and raise the entire bike. But don't think it'll fit.
 

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Unfortunately there is no (more) centerstand else I would have done exactly that.
Wish I could put this on my Abba stand and raise the entire bike. But don't think it'll fit.
Put a thick bar through top rail , or build a 3 or 4 plank tupee with Rio-Rod , through one end or find a stump and roll it under, or 5 Gallon Drum filled with Oil, get some mates to lift it up or Use the Children's See-Saw , Phone the Local Girl Guides or Boy Scouts , buy a $200 Engine Lifter + 25% steel tariff from local cheap chinese/Indian tool shop or , drain the Tank and Lie it down on some Carpet and Foam on opposite side to Chain Run after removing battery or.
WAIT FOR ONE TO BE POSTED FROM E.BAY.
OR.
TRADE IT INN.
OR
Sitdown and have a beer with a mate or TV sports Channel or next NASCAR.

Maybe someone else might have same bike, ASK and will lend/beg/borrow it for you. But don't ask the Triumph Dealer...
Or
Ask for your Triple Tree Stand Back, use the horse, if on 5 million acre property.

Have another Beer.

Chris. : PS: I have a T955i 1998 and am after a Rear Seat or Cowl, I bought this with a broken one and the are absolutely none in Australia.
 
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Thanks. I ended up putting a board under the engine and used a jack to lift the entire bike, Harley style.
Worked well and fork seals are replaced and everything is back together.
 

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Thanks. I ended up putting a board under the engine and used a jack to lift the entire bike, Harley style.
Worked well and fork seals are replaced and everything is back together.
If you had laid it on its side and left it there.
Then there would have been consequences to instrumentation , that is costly and no need to go into it now.
But like lots of faults , some people make a good living out of it!
Chris
 

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Thanks. I ended up putting a board under the engine and used a jack to lift the entire bike, Harley style.
Worked well and fork seals are replaced and everything is back together.
Success! Glad you got the seals replaced. TUP
 

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Yupp, thanks. Three hours from start to finish, including breaks and chatting with neighbor. Not too bad and feels nice now. Wanted to take her for a spin but fuel supply when tank on is having issues. Need to see what's going on there
 

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Changed oil and bike had way too much oil in it. After draining everything, putting a new oil filter in and filling her up with right amount of oil, the bike started up on first push of button.
I guess the huge amount of oil made it more difficult to start.
Now it's just putting new brake pads, run new brake fluid through the system and that should be it for now. Then it's just riding the bike to clean out the entire system.
 
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