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Need step by step how to synchronize carbs on 1982 yahama xj 1100

I need step by step instructions on how to synchronize carbs on 1982 xj 1100

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It doesn't really matter which make or model of bike it is, the procedure is exactly the same.
Firstly you will need a set of vacuum balance tubes - do you have those?
TRying to balance a 4 without is an exercise in futility. They are reasonably cheap for a home set.
Here is a step-by-step.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


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