3 Barrel Keihin Breakdown. Part #1


Ever wondered why there’s so many strange gadgets on the body of your Keihin? What do they do? Why are they there? Are they important? What would you do for a Klondike bar? What’s the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Where am I going with these questions? In this latest video I go over the various parts found on a 3 barrel Keihin carburetor, as found on most early models. Your own particular carb may be slightly different, but most of the components are similar. Please take a seat and watch as my hairy assistant and I walk you through what the various pieces do.

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In part 2 of this video I’ll talk in general about about how a carb works, give you a few troubleshooting tips, and even help you tune and adjust your Keihin after a rebuild or needle & seat or float replacement.  Stay Tuned!


Ethan – Editor.

3 thoughts on “3 Barrel Keihin Breakdown. Part #1

  • November 13, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Great video! I’m rebuilding my 3bbl Keihin. I could sure use any info you would be willing to share on how to get it adjusted. Thanks. 🙂

  • January 25, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Is there a part 2? I’m wondering what the vacuum line to the acclerator pump does? My ’81 1500dx is hesistating on acceleration from a stop once it’s warmed up. I was hoping for a more knowledgeable run through on the carb and your part 1 was great. Thanks.


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