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, 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!
We have included the stock size main jet as well as 2 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.
HOW TO REPLACE YOUR STOCK DIAPHRAGMS - You will need to remove the two plastic retainer rings on your stock slide in order to install this new diaphragm. A small set of dikes is all that's needed to clip them off. Be careful not to clip the metal slide itself. Once the plastic rings are removed the old diaphragm will fall off exposing a channel at the top of the slide. Install the diaphragm gently from the top of the slide. Do not attempt to shove the diaphragm up from the bottom of the slide, as this will guarantee you tear the diaphragm! Use your fingernail to gently push the inner rib of the diaphragm into the channel at the top of the slide. Again, the key word here is GENTLE! 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 engine 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