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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #180 on: September 15, 2018, 07:59:37 AM »
I haven't had any problems that I could relate to float level.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
That is my point, and thanks Walt.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #182 on: September 18, 2018, 03:38:14 AM »
If the carbs are not negatively effected by standing them straight up then the original air box (as YOU point out) should not need much if any modifications.  With the carbs from the YZF600r that I am using I chose the pair that has the bell crank and left them connected together as they were in their original application.  This caused me to make up new manifolds to fit the carbs.  It is MUCH easier to use original manifolds than it is to make new ones, but I didn't have to fabricate linkages and such between the carbs.  Since I have a spare air box I will modify one to accommodate the "new" carbs. 
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #183 on: July 01, 2019, 10:58:46 AM »
People are pretty brave on pricing Vmax carbs while I have found FZR600 carbs around $100-125. And, as I found out, the first and third carbs were best for my purposes. Another benefit of this conversion, since I no longer have the airbox flapper, I have hardly any oil in the airbox from the crankcase vent, which makes perfect sense when you think about it

You can buy a rack of (V4) Venture carbs for a lot less than VMax carbs. They are nearly identical. VMax folks use the Venture carb bodies as spares.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #184 on: April 16, 2020, 10:22:06 PM »
Just read through this whole thread, nice work!
I just picked up an first year Vision 550 and will be building a vintage race bike out of it.
The FCR carb conversion is very attactive for me because I already have a rack in stock!
Curious, what jetting did you end up at? I saw 32.5 pilot, 127.5 main, and 52.5 starter, is that correct? Did you ever do a plug chop?

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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #185 on: April 17, 2020, 03:39:09 AM »
I just left the jets that were in the FCR carbs in place as they should be within the ball park if they are stock, which I believe they are.  Hopefully this will be a good starting point for fine tuning.  Also, it may be some time before I actually run the bike to find out as there are some other areas that need attention before that can happen.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #186 on: April 17, 2020, 06:37:10 PM »
Thanks for the reply back Fret not.
I actually slipped up and had FCR on my mind, but meant to write "FZR" as in the FZR600 carburetors.
Hoping Walt can shed some light on it.


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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #187 on: April 18, 2020, 07:07:25 AM »
Yes, that's where I left the jetting. I never did do a plug chop as it ran pretty good there. Just a thought if you're thinking of track time, I believe it lost some power on top due to the smaller bore. but it could be the jetting.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #188 on: April 18, 2020, 09:01:11 PM »
Thanks for the reply Walt! I'll try it out. I have them in stock, so it be worth while to test.
Will try it out with your jetting and see what it nets. As far as losing power on top, I wonder how much air these motors can really pump through 34mm bore? I mean I have-to figure if two 41mm are enough to feed my 944cc ducati, two 34mm carbs should be adequate to feed the 550 up top.
Have you ever tried YZF600 (thundercat) carbs? I believe they're slightly larger bore, but very similar.

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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #189 on: April 19, 2020, 10:54:21 PM »
Yes, that is what I have.  From a YZF600R Thunder Cat.  Made by Kehin, and they have nice long trumpets.  As I recall, Tree Dragon said he put another set of the rubber boots in the airbox to lengthen that intake and smooth the air.  He reported it made a noticeable difference.  I miss his participation here, he had some good "tales" to tell about his marvelously developed bike.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #190 on: April 20, 2020, 08:28:57 AM »
Interesting, for some reason I thought you had put fcrs ( flat slide non cv carbs)
Thanks for the reply, you said youre running the stock thundercat jetting?

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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #191 on: April 21, 2020, 12:45:24 AM »
Not running yet, still in the "project" stage.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #192 on: November 08, 2020, 12:16:54 AM »
Walt and Ron, how did you attach the connecting rod/tube to the butterfly shafts?  I am guessing by drilling and tapping into the ends of the shafts, and using screws or bolts.  After looking at the shaft ends there is precious little room for ANY error in centering and drilling a hole, then threading it.
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« Reply #193 on: November 08, 2020, 05:35:30 PM »
Gee Mike, that was a long time ago. Since I used the Vision carb spacing I used 3/8" aluminum rod to extend the throttle shaft. I don't remember exactly how I attached it but I'm pretty sure I didn't modify the throttle shaft. 
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #194 on: November 08, 2020, 07:56:13 PM »
Fair enough, I will  proceed with what I have here.  It's only metal, right? (it can be bent, drilled, cut, welded, etc.)
I have 'shelved' my welded up manifolds in favor of putting the carbs straight up and using the stock airbox as you and Ron McCoy have done.  To use the manifolds I made I would have to remove the bolts holding them to the heads to remove or replace the carbs because there is not enough room to put the carbs into the frame if the manifolds are in place.  Since the bolts are not so easy to access and in the interest of future service I will fab the connections between the carbs.  I will come up with a solution.  Thanks for all the inspiration. 

I am enjoying the anticipation of riding this bike "when I get it done".  Getting closer bit by bit, and each step is that much closer to achieving the goal of this journey.  I got a small set back with the triple clamps but should be back on track soon.  A friend with the facility will put a couple beads of weld in a strategic location so I can continue to carve some features. 8)
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #195 on: November 11, 2020, 09:48:27 PM »
Mike, I just extended the tab for balancing the carburetors by tacking an extension on it with a slight bend in it to bring bit back into alignment for balancing. Tacked it with a wire feed welder and immediately cooled it with water to protect the throttle shaft seals. Works fine and still going strong after more than 20,000 miles. Picture on page 7 of this thread shows it.
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Re: FZR carb conversion
« Reply #196 on: November 12, 2020, 01:45:12 AM »
Thanks gentlemen.  I had looked at that pic previously but didn't figure out what was going on until I read your explanation. 
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