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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 02:13:26 PM »
Pilot & main jet are non genuine #42 & #160

Needle & slide not marked.

For $67 I'm happy to experiment  :-)
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 02:30:59 PM »
i have heard both good and bad reports of the chinese copies, the face book gropus for CR500 riders can help you out if needed.

is it for your 84' CR500 ?
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 06:22:16 PM »
Yep, thought I'd give it try.
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 09:42:45 PM »
Actually, you didn't buy a KEIHIN PWK air striker for $67 delivered...........you bought a lump of cast alloy that looks like one.

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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:04:17 PM »
see the same thing with chinese weber carby copies. cheap as and sort as advertised as webers...but arnt. nothing interchanges and lots of stripped threads, misalinged bits etc. good luck, bargain if it works.

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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 10:15:04 AM »
I haven't had an experience with them,

I wonder if they can be saved and set up to take Genuine Jetting components Husky 85? as per Hoony's lead?
Think I will join the FB groups for CR500 riders.

Keen to hear your results John.
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 11:48:51 AM »
Damn...I got ripped orf..!
I paid 89 delivered, or there abouts. Swapped everything I could for genuine parts including top cap...but only because I had the parts to do so..I'm running it on a husky 390, stock rebuilt ignition and with the last two test rides it's as good as expecting has allowed..starts easy..Im not complaining yet.

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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 07:14:05 PM »
I bought a 38mm PWK for $57 delivered, just to have a look at it. It's really, really hard to pick it from a genuine one. I'll be interested to try it on something to see how it goes.
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 07:32:47 PM »
Just spoke to a guy who has about 5 of these on various bikes. The only problem he's had has been a couple have had the pilot jet bleed hole blocked or too small. He now re-drills them as a matter of course & has had no problems since. Uses standard Keihin jets.
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 07:36:08 PM »
Just spoke to a guy who has about 5 of these on various bikes. The only problem he's had has been a couple have had the pilot jet bleed hole blocked or too small. He now re-drills them as a matter of course & has had no problems since. Uses standard Keihin jets.
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The pilot outlet into the venturi?
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 09:13:16 PM »
I've fitted a couple of smaller PWK's and found same deal with slow running and pilot passages. Also found that the seal of the jet block and the passage alignment might need a blueprint. These were OKO branded units.

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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 07:04:07 AM »
Yes, the pilot outlet into the venturi.
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Re: I just bought a new Keihin PWK40 Air-striker carb for $67 delivered !!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 10:10:36 AM »
I've fitted a couple of smaller PWK's and found same deal with slow running and pilot passages. Also found that the seal of the jet block and the passage alignment might need a blueprint. These were OKO branded units.
Those will be the Chinese rip off Okos, saw a thread on how to pick them. Real Okos have Taiwanese flag on box is first clue, next is jets actually have markings
Have been running a real Oko for years on my Sherco & it's as good if not better than a Keihin PWK

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 11:01:54 AM »
The pilot & main jets are marked with the size but it is not stamped in, looks laser etched?

I've measured up the supplied unmarked needle, it corresponds with Keihin number CGM, or R1371N. The R1371N was a needle supplied stock in the '87 TRX250R and an option for '88 KX500 and '88 & '89 KX125 & 500.

Haven't determined the slide cutaway yet, can't find any information on how to correctly do that yet  :-)
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 11:36:30 AM by John Orchard »
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