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Carburetor Rebuild Kits -- 2006+

I have been looking for rebuild kits for my 2006 EX 500. It seems most of the kits stop at 2005 or earlier model years. However I was under the impression nothing changed with the bike after the 1994. Am I good to go with a 95+ kit even if it doesn't include 2006-9?

If not, can someone point me to a reputable online dealer I can order two kits from?

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they are all the same buy any year that cost the least.

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they are all the same buy any year that cost the least.

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If I remember correctly the KLX 650 carb kits as well as some of the Honda Magna kits (750?) fit also.
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Just remember when you are installing the new kit to get the float level to the correct height. I would suggest if you don't have one to go to your local auto parts store and pick up a pocket ruler, they only cost 2 bucks and help alot to get the 17mm float height.
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PITA to do measurements and it's not a 100% accurate method.
Most accurate/preferred method is to bench set the floats using fuel and clear tubing. Fuel level should be 0.5mm above the bottom of the carb body where the bowl mates up.
Check the Wiki. I believe there's a write up there about it.
While doing that you should also go ahead and do a bench sync so when you re-install the carbs you'll be fairly close when you go to do the actual sync with gauges or a manometer.
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That's correct.

I just had my carberator mechanic (ducatiman) re adjust my float levels for me. They were way off but I easy trying something extreme and it failed, lol.

Btw ducatiman, if you read this the red bike is running much better, I tested it on wet roads though so I couldn't go too fast, lol. It did need pilot screws opened up a bit, I did that as I got home so ill test it again soon. Its in the mid 80s now so weather will not be any problem.



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^ considering your fuel levels were low, I'm not surprised my correction had positive results.

A quick seat reseal and precise float tang tweak (using nothing more than a 17mm wrench for visual reference...... )

Clear tube revealed perfect levels. Couldn't have been easier/quicker.

OP.....when you replace your float valves DO measure/adjust the float heights to the 17mm book value to make sure you're in the ballpark. If you don't measure and they are whacked, you WILL have to pull the bowls again. Provided you get them set precisely, you'll find your clear tube check extremely close, if not dead on. Verify with clear tube and tweak and putz only if needed.

The 17mm height is a starting point, much like the 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screws....that may or may not need further adjustment but will get you in the ballpark.

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Something to possibly think about... I bought 2 cheap kits from ebay and the 1st time i removed the float bowls after fitting them, the gasket had swollen and would no longer fit into the float bowl channel!

I ended up having to reuse the original ones.
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Get it right and removal will not be needed for a long time

Always have spares on hand for emergency

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