The Single Most Common Carburetor Problem (Clogged Pilot Jets) and How To Fix – by Ari Henning

I’m happy to share this excellent video tip created by Ari Henning of Motorcyclist Magazine. Ari is a notorious AHRMA road-racer and all-around swell guy!

This is excellent information.

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Randakk’s Jetting Advice For Vintage Honda CV Carbs

Whenever I’m asked about “jetting” issues on vintage Honda carbs – here’s my strong advice:

JoukoCarbs3

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More on Fuel And Fuel Additives – Fear the Corn?

Warning: Controversial Material!

Corn Ethanol Fuel

I grew up in a farm family in the South, so I’m very fond of corn. Of course I like grits, but my favorite form of corn is high quality bourbon! I have personally benefited from crop subsidies and understand the benefit of the emerging ethanol (made from corn) fuel market to corn farmers. I am sympathetic to their issues.

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Carb Cleaning (in situ lazy method)

You might consider Randakk’s GL1000 Carb Rebuild Video

Yamaha Carb Cleaner

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Fuel Filter Mounting Tips

Randakk’s High Performance Fuel Filters have many technical advantages and are super easy to install as demonstrated in this short video by by Shasta Smith – the Vintage Monkey.

More details on Randakk’s High Performance Fuel Filters here.

Replacing Throttle Shaft “Felts” on Honda GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, DOHC-4, CBX, CX500, etc.

Replacing Throttle Shaft “Felts” on GL1000, GL1100, GL1200, DOHC-4, CBX, CX500, etc.

Felt Replacement

Throttle Shaft Felt Replacement  (photo courtesy Aaron Williams of Dude’s Garage)

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Viton Proof?

All of the ordinary round orings and many other components in Randakk’s Master Carb Overhaul Kits® are made of genuine Viton®. In fact, every oring we’ve ever shipped has been made of Viton®! Plus – through proprietary molds and other tooling assets, we make many other Viton® components ourselves via our own exclusive manufacturing arrangements.  In other cases, we have direct sourcing arrangements from superior production partners that by-pass normal trade distribution channels.

Why is this important? Read on.

Float Bowl Gaskets VITON

Randakk’s Viton Float Bowl Gaskets

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Pod Air Filters or Aftermarket Pipes on Vintage Hondas?

I get a steady steady stream of questions about re-jetting for aftermarket pipes on the range of vintage Honda motorcycles I support.  
Pod Filters

Pod Filters?

More On Aftermarket Fuel Filters

Fuel filters are not included in Randakk Master Carb Kits. But, it would be a crime to redo your carbs and not take prudent measures to ensure a pure fuel supply! We recommend the OEM Honda filter as a high quality replacement unit for owners concerned about originality..

For others – we offer the Randakk High Performance Fuel Filter with sizes to fit virtually any carbureted motorcycle. Details here.

Typical EMGO Aftermarket Fuel Filter for Early ‘Wings…not available from Randakk.

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Problems with Aftermarket Float Valves

I get lots of emails like this one: 

“I purchased four “Napco Carb rebuild Kits” in addition to some parts from you like plenum seals, etc. I probably should have purchased your Master Kit. Anyway, 2 of the Napco float valves would not seat properly resulting in a lot of frustrating problems. With your recommendation, I cleaned and put the original Honda float valves back into the carbs. Problem Solved. Thanks!”Lee Korb – Raleigh, NC

Aftermarket Float Valve

Failed Aftermarket Float Valve

Photo courtesy Mike Nixon. All Rights Reserved 

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