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    Thread: Switching to Bike Carbs. Heres a write up!

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      04-12-2012 11:11 AM #1176
      so its time to figure out the tach and fuel pump problems. I think/ pretty sure that i need a tach adapter from MSD, but which one? (8910 or 8920). The pump works when i simply jump it and the tach wast working when i fired her up for the first time. I am using the 6A ignition box with start/retard setup and OEM distributor. The magnetic pickup is not being used. I am also using the 89 Helios speedo (8k RPM), and i had to more the tach wire from one spot to another in the fuse box, just don't remember which one, but im sure i can figure it out, or maybe it was the coolant wire. it was something like c6 to c8.
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      04-12-2012 11:49 AM #1177
      If anyone needs a aba 8v adapter im going to be selling mine. Its not the prettiest but will work to get your car running i also have a rack of r-1 carbs id let go with them as a complete unit for 250 all together. know this isnt a sell thread but if your looking to carb an aba i have it all right here for you. Im going to tdi swap my rig is why im selling. Heres a pic.
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      04-12-2012 08:22 PM #1178
      So what runner length are you guys running?? I'm going to measure but I was wondered what others had.

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      04-14-2012 09:29 AM #1179
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwquick View Post
      So what runner length are you guys running?? I'm going to measure but I was wondered what others had.
      My runners are just long enough to keep everything clear of the hood!

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      04-14-2012 10:45 AM #1180
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      My runners are just long enough to keep everything clear of the hood!
      Same here.





      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      so its time to figure out the tach and fuel pump problems. I think/ pretty sure that i need a tach adapter from MSD, but which one? (8910 or 8920). The pump works when i simply jump it and the tach wast working when i fired her up for the first time. I am using the 6A ignition box with start/retard setup and OEM distributor. The magnetic pickup is not being used. I am also using the 89 Helios speedo (8k RPM), and i had to more the tach wire from one spot to another in the fuse box, just don't remember which one, but im sure i can figure it out, or maybe it was the coolant wire. it was something like c6 to c8.
      Thanx
      Got it.
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      04-17-2012 12:21 PM #1181
      What's everybody doing about the throttle cable? I saw the first few people and how they did theirs, but I'm looking for a simpler, no necessarily cheaper solution, but it needs to be solid and clean since Im using the car for racing.
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      04-17-2012 05:32 PM #1182
      I used a generic vw old beetle cable, a univesal cover (sheath?) and regular bicycle curved tubes to route the cable to the carbs. Simple, yet effective.

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      04-17-2012 08:36 PM #1183
      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      What's everybody doing about the throttle cable? I saw the first few people and how they did theirs, but I'm looking for a simpler, no necessarily cheaper solution, but it needs to be solid and clean since Im using the car for racing.
      from my build thread. I used a hood release cable (stronger than bicycle brake cable, had the right end for a cbr900 carb) I then cut off the stock cables jhook, chucked it in my drill press vice, and very carefully drilled out the cable left in it. I then put the hood release cable in the stock throttle cable sheath, cut it to length, and then crimped and soldered the jhook onto the new cable. Viola, new cable that is strong, uses the stock sheath, and has the right ends.


      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      So its time to make a new throttle cable, since my bicycle brake cable finally died.

      I am using a honda hood release cable, as it has the right size barrel end for the cbr900 carbs


      It has a barrel on one end and a ball on the other, i cut the ball off


      next I cut the J hook off the stock cable, and drilled out the cable that was left crimped inside it


      Here is what ends I will have once I determine my length


      hopefully tomorrow I will cut it to the right length and crimp and solder the j hook on and have a nice new throttle cable with no cable clamps anywhere


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      04-18-2012 06:54 AM #1184
      So has anyone in here separated the rack of carbs? To clean mine the way I want to and to make a new throttle cable bracket requires me to separate them. I've heard of people having issues getting them resealed, apparently, and was wondering if anyone here has had those issues?

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      04-18-2012 10:03 AM #1185
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      So has anyone in here separated the rack of carbs? To clean mine the way I want to and to make a new throttle cable bracket requires me to separate them. I've heard of people having issues getting them resealed, apparently, and was wondering if anyone here has had those issues?
      Nah, scared to bits, so no.

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      04-18-2012 03:12 PM #1186
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      So has anyone in here separated the rack of carbs? To clean mine the way I want to and to make a new throttle cable bracket requires me to separate them. I've heard of people having issues getting them resealed, apparently, and was wondering if anyone here has had those issues?
      Like to individual carbs? If so yes, but then again I don't have r1 carbs. Resealed? Like where the fuel flows from one to the next?

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      04-18-2012 04:20 PM #1187
      Quote Originally Posted by 86Franklin View Post
      Like to individual carbs? If so yes, but then again I don't have r1 carbs. Resealed? Like where the fuel flows from one to the next?

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      04-18-2012 04:36 PM #1188
      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      Everything is o-ringed I don't know why it wouldn't seal.

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      04-18-2012 04:51 PM #1189
      Quote Originally Posted by 86Franklin View Post
      Everything is o-ringed I don't know why it wouldn't seal.
      and if you look on ebay, there are plenty of seal kits for sale.
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      04-19-2012 11:09 AM #1190
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      from my build thread. I used a hood release cable (stronger than bicycle brake cable, had the right end for a cbr900 carb) I then cut off the stock cables jhook, chucked it in my drill press vice, and very carefully drilled out the cable left in it. I then put the hood release cable in the stock throttle cable sheath, cut it to length, and then crimped and soldered the jhook onto the new cable. Viola, new cable that is strong, uses the stock sheath, and has the right ends.
      that looks good, but wouldnt it come out under heavy use?
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      04-19-2012 04:04 PM #1191
      If you're talking about the ends. I highly doubt it unless the cable is to short.

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      04-19-2012 04:40 PM #1192
      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      that looks good, but wouldnt it come out under heavy use?
      I cant guarantee anything. But it is crimped and soldered on, which is more than the stock cable is (just crimped as far as i know) so far so good!

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      04-19-2012 06:00 PM #1193
      ok so can anyone show me where youd pull ported vacuum and the proof it makes a difference running it or not?

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      04-20-2012 11:07 AM #1194
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      I cant guarantee anything. But it is crimped and soldered on, which is more than the stock cable is (just crimped as far as i know) so far so good!
      cool. how did you mount it on the carbs? after seeing your pictures, i thought of getting an older diesel vw throttle cable (heard it was longer) cutting off the end and attaching the hook for the pedal like on the stock cable so its the right length.
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      04-20-2012 01:56 PM #1195
      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      cool. how did you mount it on the carbs? after seeing your pictures, i thought of getting an older diesel vw throttle cable (heard it was longer) cutting off the end and attaching the hook for the pedal like on the stock cable so its the right length.
      I made a bracket to hold the stock cable holder, and bolted it to the backside of the head. just have to make sure you make it tall enough so the cable doesnt cut into the valve cover


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      04-20-2012 05:36 PM #1196
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      I made a bracket to hold the stock cable holder, and bolted it to the backside of the head. just have to make sure you make it tall enough so the cable doesnt cut into the valve cover

      cant really see, would you mind taking a few pics of the bracket and how you have it attached to the carbs.
      thanx.
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      04-20-2012 09:28 PM #1197
      2l 16v CE2 wiring
      Need help with getting the tach and fuel pump to work.
      i hooked up the tach adapter 8910 to white from ignition box, the same white wire that goes to yellow on start/retard. the red from tach adapter is hooked up to the red on Ignition/start retard/ pin 4 on ICM. the white wire from the adapter should also be connected to the tach directly? if so where? i have all the stock wiring removed, even the stock red/black wire that sat on negative ignition coil (tach wire). by looking at the stock wiring diagrams, the red/black wire goes from the negative ignition wire, to 6 pin gray plug at location number 2, the wire that comes out is green, and that goes to fuse box location f/9.



      I only pulled the wires out of those 3 connectors, they are in order F, G1,G2.
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      04-21-2012 12:16 PM #1198
      Quote Originally Posted by rysskii3 View Post
      cant really see, would you mind taking a few pics of the bracket and how you have it attached to the carbs.
      thanx.
      I sure can, once i shake this hangover

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      04-21-2012 12:21 PM #1199
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      I sure can, once i shake this hangover
      take a few shots and it will help.
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      04-23-2012 12:25 PM #1200
      Quote Originally Posted by 86Franklin View Post
      Everything is o-ringed I don't know why it wouldn't seal.
      That's what I was thinking. I plan on completely rebuilding these before they get fired up on this engine, but just wanted to check with you guys to see what's up.

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