The old Haynes and clymer manuals used to have diagrams for carb synching tools you could make out of vacume line and baby food jars. Total investment of $10 tops if you wanted to get fancy.quote:
ok, i get the hint...i'll just buy the tool.
yes and no. The carb butterfly valves determine carb velocity and vacuum pressure which is what moves the slides up and down. You would still need to check if the butterflies are moving in sync otherwise one carb may be expirencing a different vacuum reading than the other at the same throttle position. And there is still the idle circuit to adjust (the air or fuel bleed screw) to insure a proper idle.quote:
hmmm i didn't know that...so, as long as the cable is adjusted right, than there's really nothing to adjust right?
On the butt dyno, the biggest change you will see from sync-ing the carbs will be that your clutch noise will be less at idle. Your powerband may also be smoother if your carbs were really out of sync. It doesn't hurt to sync the carbs, but it is not a band aid fix for anything - if you have bigger problems sort them out first or your efforts will be for naught. SOme of the most common problems I hear people trying to fix with sync-ing the carbs are:quote:
good to know. i think i'll still synch them to be sure. hard to tell b/c this is my first road bike and i've got nothing to compare it to or know anybody else who rides a 500T or 450 to ride mine and give me suggestions.