Rebuilding the carburetors for your Honda Shadow can be a daunting task and even more so when you don't have the proper parts. This kit has what you need to get that stock bike back in working order! That great barn find that has 200 miles on it has been sitting with carbs full of ancient fossil fuels for 15 years and now she's yours and she needs some love! Why mess around with trying to use corroded parts and old rubber seals when you can easily replace them and eliminate these parts as a source of tuning headaches?!?! With this kit you can rebuild your own carbs to better than new condition!
This kit is intended for those riders who have a stock intake/exhaust setup and just want to get their carbs tuned up!
*Will not fit - 1983 VT750 or 84 -87 VT700
Kit contains -
- Float Needles
- Float Seats With Filter
- Float Bowl Gasket
- ACV Gaskets
- Stainless Bolt Replacement Kit
- Complete Slide Assemblies with New Needles
- Vacuum Plugs
- Stock Replacement Jets:
- Pilot Jet - (2 of each) - 40
- Main Jets (2 of each) - 115, 118, 120
- 4 Needle Shims
Click here for our online tuning sheet, complete with carburetor diagram for throttle stage reference!
We have included the stock size main jet as well as a few sizes up, as the bikes are tuned very lean from the factory. Should you choose to use the larger jet size you will notice a bit more power in the higher end of the the throttle. You can use the same size mains in each carb.
The VT750 models had several different stock jet sizes over the years, but this kit will cover most variations
Our new kits have been upgraded with complete slide assemblies so you wont need to follow the below instructions unless you have one of our older versions of this kit.
You will need to remove the two plastic retainer rings on your stock slide in order to install the new diaphragms. A small set of dikes is all that's needed to clip them off. Install the diaphragm gently from the top of the slide. Be careful they can tear easily if you muscle them too hard or install them from the bottom. This diaphragm will hold itself in place in the channel at the top of your slide. When re-installing your slides, make sure the vent hole at the bottom of the slide is facing the cylinder head side of the carb.
Be very careful when installing the diaphragms, they are fragile and soft and can tear very easily.
Once the old diaphragm is removed, install the new diaphragm from the top of the slide don't attempt to shove the thing up from the bottom of the slide. this will guarantee you tear the slide! Use your fingernail to gently push the inner rib into the channel at the top of the slide. Again the key word here is GENTLE!
This kit will not work with our exhaust and velocity stacks.