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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 8-26-2019, 5:06 AM Thread Starter
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Pilot screw adjustment - What tool?

Hello community,

It may be a stupid question but these screws are facing downwards and are so impossible to reach when the carbs are mounted on the bike so, in other words, adjustment is impossible without the correct tool.

I saw some tools with a 90 deg angle but I do not want to make any mistake with my money so here is my question.

What tool shall I get to get this Pilot screw right -when carbs are mounted on the bike-?

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I just use a flat head screwdriver drill bit. You could also put the bit in a 1/4 socket to gain better ease to turn the screw with your fingers.

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I've used a small short screwdriver, similar to a driver bit, with a short grip on the end. Overall length is about 1".

Still tricky - especially when the engine is hot (that's when you should adjust it)!
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I use one of these. Trim handle as necessary.



Hard to gauge 1/4 turns though.
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I use one of these. Trim handle as necessary.



Hard to gauge 1/4 turns though.
Those are the ones.

Thanks Danno.
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Ah ! Nice thanks Danno
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I just took a large nail (10 penny?) and flattened the point into a screwdriver, then made a corresponding flat on the head as a reference . the upside was its free, the downside is keeping track of it in my workshop.

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Does it get used as nail ?!
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Of course it does; it "nails" the mixture adjustment every time, lol.
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