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Which carbs are these? 1979 KZ1000 LTD 10 Dec 2021 05:41 #858899

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Here is a thread discussing a restoration I did on a set of those carbs...

www.kzrider.com/forum/3-carburetor/61501...s-b-vm-carbs?start=0


Man....I have to be honest.  After reading all of that, I wonder if I should even invest the time and money to rebuild these VM26's or just move to something else like VM28's?   I bought the intake boots on both sides of the airbox already for these VM26's (about $250 for all), but they also fit the VM28's which seem to be way more tunable and produce better power.  Thoughts on that?   Your article actually scared me off a  bit on the VM26's     Am I overreacting?

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Which carbs are these? 1979 KZ1000 LTD 10 Dec 2021 06:55 #858904

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VM26's are fine.  It's the pump on that version of carbs that's the problematic part.  And most VM28's have a pump, so there is that.  
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Which carbs are these? 1979 KZ1000 LTD 10 Dec 2021 08:22 #858912

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You can delete and blank off the sensor circuit ( triangular diaphragm ) on these VM26's and they will behave like normal 26's with the advantage of the accelerator pump.
 
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Which carbs are these? 1979 KZ1000 LTD 21 Dec 2021 18:49 #859447

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You can delete and blank off the sensor circuit ( triangular diaphragm ) on these VM26's and they will behave like normal 26's with the advantage of the accelerator pump.

 


Where can I get instructions on how to do this procedure?

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Which carbs are these? 1979 KZ1000 LTD 22 Dec 2021 05:04 #859454

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You can delete and blank off the sensor circuit ( triangular diaphragm ) on these VM26's and they will behave like normal 26's with the advantage of the accelerator pump.


 


Where can I get instructions on how to do this procedure?

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In the thread that I linked earlier, it shows how to disable the 2nd diaphragm.
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