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HogV8 said:
The new Edelbrock High performance accelerator pump plunger is shorter than the standard street plungers and gives you a additional pump shot volume and really made a world of difference in starting and throttle response on my Boss. If any or you don't have this plunger in your carb , I think you would very happy if you installed one. The part number is # 1982 and I think it has a blue cup on it .
Yesterday I fought with the carburator. I installed the #1982 Edlebrock kit, and it turned out harder for me as I thought it would be. Carbs are not my world.

I thought the pump can be changed from the outside of the carb. After I realized that I've got to take the top plate off, I started a 1 1/2 hour lasting fight with the linkages....hehehehhe....

I hope the carb will work at all after this....hehehhe...
Oh yeah, my name is definatly not "Carburator-Olaf".

So if you know what your doing it might be an easy change - but if you're not in carbs, then don't mess with them. One thing I know for sure- if someday my 1901 is worn out I don't need to buy an overhaul kit...hehehe...I'll just buy a new one.

Signed,
"The man who fought with the linkages"
 

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loaf, good job there, that is the way you learn, by doing. i didnt have any carb experience myself but always knew my bikes were running way too rich especially since i live at 5280 feet elevation. i called edelbrock and asked them what their recomendations were for my altitude and motor and they sold me the jets and rods they said i would need. then i put them in without too much trouble. i was leaving for california the next week and got to worrying that the new stuff might be too lean for california (sea level) and called edelbrock and they said that it might be so i better take my tools, well that was not how i wanted to spend my vacation i a parking lot trying to re-jet my carb so i put the stock stuff back in for the trip. when i got home i installed the new stuff again and was writing down what the jet and rod sizes were for future reference but the secondary rods they told me to change were only marked "dr" and i wanted to know what that size was so i called edelbrock again to get the size for my notes. while i was waiting on the phone i thought i should act like i had never talked to them before and see if i get the same reccomendations. i told them my altitude and my motor and they came back and told me a completely different set of jets and rods were needed!!
i said really? thats strange because i knew of someone at my same altitude and engine had been told something different and all the time i knew i was talking to the same guy i had talked to before. he said he sure wouldnt put that stuff in (the stuff he told me to put in the first time) haha, so i had to re-order the new jets and rods and put them in so i had to work on my carb several times and not scared of it at all now :roll: i finally ended up replacing the stock jets and the primary rods and leaving the dr rods in the secondaries. it runs a lot better now and was in california all summer and was not to lean there so i think i have a pretty good combo now. i have to thank carb mike and geezer because i picked their brains and they encouraged me to go for it. one funny thing was i talked to a couple people that were supposed to know carbs and they said boy they sure wouldnt mess with it because it was complicated. now i laugh at that if its wrong you have to do it. just be sure to have some air horn gaskets since for me it was a little tricky getting it on and off without damaging the gaskets especially if you havent worked on one before.
 

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That was a funny story. The man at Edelbrock seems to know what he talked about... :lol:
Someday I'll buy a new carb, and then I'll try to rebuild my old one. Like you said- learning by doing is the best way to understand difficult things.
But too bad that we have to install the tank before we can make a longer test ride.

One short story from another tech-hotline:
I called Michelin Germany a while ago. On the other end was a very friendly elder woman. I asked her if she could connect me with someone who knows about their motorcycle tires. She said "What do you wanna know?"

I had a few questions, but I asked only one.....
I asked her if the new front tire "Commander 130/90-16 reinf. 73H" is the same width like the MT 90 B16 71H. She didn't knew this motorcycle tire
at all (!), so she had to search for a while in a Michelin catalog. Hehehe..
After a while she replied: "Oh, yes! :idea: Both are 16 inches wide!".
Oh, my god....
:cry:


Loaf
 
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