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best carb balancers?

Post by ogri48 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:52 pm

ive just shimmed the thirteen so they need doing and I cant keep borrowing me mates lol. any recommendations fellers?

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by bettyswolloks » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:00 am

Any of these would do the job, though the 2nd set has more fittings with it, I'd be drawn to the glycerine filled set, a steady needle is essential for a good reading.

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Post by harris » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Just changed from the bike it vacuum gauges to the Morgan carbtune, pleased with the Morgan carbtune but the vacuum type did serve me well.

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Post by BASS 666 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:56 pm

i use mercury gauges ....

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Post by ogri48 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:20 pm

I like mercury gauges but been awhile since you can get them. wise man for hanging on to them...

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Post by BASS 666 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:03 pm

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I like mercury gauges but been awhile since you can get them. wise man for hanging on to them...
i had a mishap with them a few years ago and some mercury was lost but i had a mate who worked in Shorts Aircraft Factory and he managed to get me some ...jeeeez can you imagine trying to get your hands on it these days ?

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Post by ogri48 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm

lol theyd think you was making a bomb or summat;-) I was talking to a local builder here (who owns Hopewell pit and colliery) about how when I was a kid you could buy .410 cartridges from the local toy shop in the fens withouit a licence or owt. He told me here in the forest of dean you could buy dynamite back then from the hardware shop!

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by hairy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:38 pm

Morgan Carbtune :thumbs:
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Post by BASS 666 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:21 pm

ogri48 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm
lol theyd think you was making a bomb or summat;-) I was talking to a local builder here (who owns Hopewell pit and colliery) about how when I was a kid you could buy .410 cartridges from the local toy shop in the fens withouit a licence or owt. He told me here in the forest of dean you could buy dynamite back then from the hardware shop!
times have changed mate thats for sure .. here in Belfast you couldn't even buy fireworks never mind dynamite lol ... when i was a kid me and the mate used to break drain pipes on old houses because they were made from asbestos and when you burned it it made a loud bang ... if i ever spill any mercury out of the gauges again they are fooked cause you would never get it now ...

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Post by ogri48 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:56 pm

lol yeah I remember asbestos exploding on bonfires. and as for 'bolt bombs'...;-) cheers hairy, im starting to think the same

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Post by geran » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:05 pm

I have a set of Morgan Carbtunes very good.
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Post by XJRoger » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 pm

yep, another vote for the carbtunes :D

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Post by Glider » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:24 pm

Carbtune all the way
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Post by ogri48 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:08 pm

the gods of ebay decided it for me in the end lol. a set of very s/hand but pukka Davida Vacuum guages came up on there, sixty sovs. I took a punt and when they turned up they obviously hadnt been used for some time as two of the rubber pipes had splits in them. however, they had all the bits with them and all worked so I fitted new tubes (fuel line, it was all I had lol) and was good to go.
They work brilliantly, far better (for me at least) than anything ive used before. it took longer to set the gauges and fuel supply up than it did to balance the carbs.Wish id bought some years ago, but they have always been very pricy (think they are about 140-150 quid new now) but running two bikes with a four bank of carbs, at least I have them now. They actually made the job a pleasure. And with seven clearances put right, and all four carbs pulling in tune with each other (second pic shows how far out they were), its a different bike.ImageImageupload pic

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by richhemmings » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:59 pm

I bought carbtune the first time I needed to balance my carbs.
Easy setup and read.
Bit more £ but tool for life.

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by BASS 666 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:02 pm

what is the latest version of the morgan carbtune set up ? might update from the mercury gauges ...

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by BASS 666 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:29 pm

anybody ??????????????????????

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Post by ogri48 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:09 pm

i'd stick with the mercury gauges mate

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by BASS 666 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:43 pm

ogri48 wrote:
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i'd stick with the mercury gauges mate
really .. no need to upgrade then ...

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Re: best carb balancers?

Post by XJRoger » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:09 pm

This doesn't answer your question but I found the cheapest place to get them was direct from morgan, maybe give them a ring?

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