Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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What's the right size screwdriver for pilot jets in Mikuni carbs, the one I used to use is fecked and I thought I'd buy the right size this time instead of a generic small screwdriver.

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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I can only suggest measuring the slot.....

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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iansoady wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
I can only suggest measuring the slot.....
Bit difficult when the jet is in the carb

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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I got impatient (as per usual) and ordered a Draper set of screwdrivers off Amazon, reduced from £40 to £25, so I'll have yet more screwdrivers in weird sizes I never use

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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If you have lots of screwdrivers and grinding wheel then you can have the exact screwdriver you need, assuming it's a flat tip.

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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I've got a set of files

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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Probably easier to start with a screwdriver.

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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Dad_morti has this set, and the flat blade in it is the only screwdriver I've ever used which actually fit the slots in the jets on a CB-1 and a CBR900.
The blade is unusually narrow for how thick it is, and it isn't tapered as much as usual.
Maybe this is another of those things where having a Japanese screwdriver to work on a Japanese screw is actually really useful?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-VESSEL-P ... SwsRVcI3Gs

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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Bought one, it's on it's way from Yokohama, don't care if it fits or not, it's pretty, it's a tool and it's from Japan.

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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Julian_Boolean wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Bought one, it's on it's way from Yokohama, don't care if it fits or not, it's pretty, it's a tool and it's from Japan.
Not from that link I hope .
Amazon do them cheaper and with next day delivery


And cheaper still on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VESSEL-Ball- ... 1195.m1851

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Julian_Boolean wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Bought one, it's on it's way from Yokohama, don't care if it fits or not, it's pretty, it's a tool and it's from Japan.
Hope you enjoy it :)
On the off chance you don't yet have a Japanese "+2" screwdriver, it's going to become your new favourite tool for master cylinder caps, fairing screws, handlebar switches, carb servicing, etc.
It's also a handy size for most under seat toolkits.
MrLongbeard wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Amazon do them cheaper and with next day delivery
Meh, so I didn't spend time searching out the cheapest link - not sure it's worth a disgruntled post for £3 difference.

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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MrLongbeard wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Julian_Boolean wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Bought one, it's on it's way from Yokohama, don't care if it fits or not, it's pretty, it's a tool and it's from Japan.
Not from that link I hope .
Amazon do them cheaper and with next day delivery


And cheaper still on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VESSEL-Ball- ... 1195.m1851
The ebay one is the one I bought, didn't think to look on Amazon

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Re: Correct screwdriver for pilot jets?

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A_morti wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 am
Meh, so I didn't spend time searching out the cheapest link - not sure it's worth a disgruntled post for £3 difference.
Price of a pint is that :thumbup: