Honda Africa Twin carb sort out – it may be old, but it’s still good! (now, anyway)

0 Comments Posted October 14th, 2016 in Carburettors, Honda.

This Twinkie came in because it wasn’t running very well. Time had taken its toll and like many older bikes, its carburettors were knackered and needed a complete overhaul. We fitted new float needles and needle seats, plus gaskets. Problems like this bike had happen over time – as the throttle is shut on the […]

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2001 Honda VTR1000 carb set up – just the sort of job we enjoy!

0 Comments Posted August 29th, 2016 in Carburettors, Honda.

From day one here at BSD we started setting up carburetors of the bikes of the time that had end-cans fitted, and so on. Most of what we do now is to the same effect it’s just via the ECU and a remap rather than a box full of jets. But occasionally now we get […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail carb setup after engine tune – and an extra 8bhp found…

Posted February 15th, 2016 in Carburettors, Harley Davidson.

The owner of this H-D Softail had running problems after some engine tuning – skimmed and ported heads, plus open pipes. And it wasn’t too difficult to find out why; it was using a big 190 main jet and was rich enough to effectively cancel out any gains from the headwork. The poor thing was drowning in […]

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Kawasaki ZRX1100 engine tune for drag racing – 117 to 143bhp just from head and intake work!

Posted December 18th, 2015 in Carburettors, Engine Tuning, Kawasaki.

The owner of this ZRX1100 initially contacted us via email after seeing what we were about from our website. He lives near Santa Pod and gets as much buzz as he needs from going fast down the quarter mile. He wants to do more, and go better, and extra performance always helps… We started by […]

1998 Triumph Thunderbird Sport carb setup and general sort out!

Posted October 14th, 2015 in Carburettors, Triumph.

The owner of this Thunderbird bought it in with a full system onboard (not jetted for) and running really rough. It had two problems – definitely it needed setting up for the pipe, but also because it had been run lean for a time the three old-fashioned HT coils had cooked up and broken down, […]

Suzuki DRZ450SM with full Scorpion system jetted and de-restricted for owner’s new licence

Posted January 28th, 2015 in Carburettors, Suzuki.

The lad who owns this DRZ450SM had been riding it on a restricted licence at 33bhp. He’d got through that period and wanted to liven his bike up a bit, so put on a full Scorpion exhaust system. Unfortunately he’d also read – and believed – t’internet and had cut a whopping great hole in […]

1993 Yamaha YZF750R Dynojet kit sort out – plus a load of detail work to get it running and riding sweetly…

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Carburettors, Yamaha.

Lovely bloke who owns this Yamaha – he bought it and lovingly restored it but ended up with an immaculate-looking bike riddled with a load of issues… It had a Dynojet kit in the carbs, so Gill sourced new emulsion tubes and needles to replace the worn out items (they were a mess) and we […]

2005 Harley-Davidson FXST1450 carb setup to match its Vance & Hines exhaust

Posted December 1st, 2014 in Carburettors, Harley Davidson.

This Harley had some V&H pipes onboard but we had feeling that at some point in its prior life it had had open pipes fitted, with carbs sorted to match, then put back on stock pipes when it was sold – with carb setup left as was. Its new owner took it back to where […]

Kawasaki VN1500 carb setup after Vance & Hines pipe fitment – sweet as you like!

Posted November 17th, 2014 in Carburettors, Kawasaki.

Blimey, some carbs to play with! This VN came to us from Bikes and Trikes and wasn’t running quite right with it Vance & Hines pipe. So it was out with the box of main jets (just like the old days…). We also adjusted the pilot jet and needle height to get it fuelling spot-on. […]