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The carburetor synchronizer set screw is stripped. Actually, the linkage is stripped (pretty sure the set screw and lock nut are fine). The screw between #2 and #4.

Can this be repaired, aside from replacing the linkage (or entire carb set - can't seem to find carb parts, only full sets). All ideas considered!

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Maybe drill and tap the tab? You might be able to find the next size up (metric or normal) (LOL). Make sure you use FINE threads. I don't know if you can do it on the bike as I never attempted this. Also, if you are not sure on how to do it I would recommend taking it to a machine shop.



The only bad thing would be needing different tools to make that one adjustment.


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Would be best to do all 4 then they would all be the same
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Can you add a thin nut to the other side of the plate? Thats what I did with my original carbs and it worked a lot better than the stock set up. Once the carbs were set and locked down, they didn't go out of sync.
 

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'Thin' is the operative word - are these available at the local h/w store?
I found it difficult to back-out the set screw (I stopped). Is this by design? Do I push it through the back side instead?
 

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'Thin' is the operative word - are these available at the local h/w store?
I found it difficult to back-out the set screw (I stopped). Is this by design? Do I push it through the back side instead?
Mine was available at my local flat file.

I Don't understand what you mean "push itthrough the back side". Mine is a 1200 and doesn't normally use a lock nut on the back side, so it may be different enough that this won't work for you.
 

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> Mine was available at my local flat file.
Ah, yes. I have one of those nearby.

> ... what you mean, "push it through the back side"?
I couldn't unscrew the set screw all the way to remove it. (Maybe captured by design, maybe just gunked up?) As it has no 'head', I imagine I can screw it in all the way and have it come out the back-side...
 
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