® Technical How-To Videos

A 1975 Honda Gold Wing after rebuilt carburetors and other work.
Not a how-to video, this shows the results of rebuilt carburetors on the Honda GL1000.

A 1982 Honda CBX after rebuilt carburetors and other work.
Not a how-to video, this shows the results of rebuilt carburetors on the Honda CBX.

Installing CBX Carburetor Choke Springs
Getting the springs onto the choke actuating rods correctly with as little fuss as possible. Not a difficult job by any means, but also not one that is intuitive to everyone. Feedback welcomed.

Adjusting Carburetor Float Level
Adjusting the float level on a Keihin VB series carburetor, in this case, a CBX. The best way, the best tool, step by step. Enjoy. Feedback welcomed. The special tool shown in the video may be purchased here.


Installing the Choke Spring, Honda Four Cylinder
Hooking the spring properly, not difficult, just a little tricky. Applicable to SOHC as well as DOHC. Hope you find it useful. Feedback welcomed.


Removing Gold Wing Manifolds
How to get the manifolds off despite their being as hard as rocks, and without tearing either them or the carburetors up. Feedback welcomed.


Servicing Foam Air Filters
The proper cleaning and installation of foam type air filters. Not complicated, naturally, but despite that a few important things need to be done right. Feedback welcomed.


Shimming the Needles on Metal Piston Keihin Carbs
The right way so the needle isn't jammed solid in the slide, or the needle set screw frozen with thread locker or munged up with pipe thread tape. Feedback welcomed.


Removing Keihin Pilot Screw Flags
The right way to adjust the idle mixture (pilot) screws on VB series Keihin carburetors having emissions-spec anti-tampering flags on them. Feedback welcomed.


Removing the slide bumper inserts on VB series Keihin carburetors.
Not exactly intuitive, but effective and safe on the parts. There are other ways, of course. But this one is my favorite. Feedback welcomed.


How to remove the slide needles to adjust needle height on the venerable SOHC Honda 350F, 400F, 500 Four and 550 Four
Easy to do, you will agree. Just takes a little finesse. Check it out and let me know what you think.


How to remove the slide needles to adjust needle height on the SOHC Honda 750
Somewhat tricky, but not too bad. Feedback is welcome.


How to attach the throttle and choke cables to the carburetors on your CBX.
A ticklish job at any time. This should make it a little easier for you. Feedback is welcome.


Drive chain care. This is a video I made while overseeing training for Kawasaki. Pretty basic as it targetted the end user, not the mechanic. But still of benefit. Enjoy.
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