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I am trying to adjust my pilot screw but it was factory sealed with a glued on hex nut. After twisting it off I can't get the D-socket will not fit on because the hole is filled with some type of glue. What can I do? Is this common or just my carb? Please Help :banghead:
 

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Welcome from Tennessee and wishing you a wonderful day. :patriot: I can't help as I haven't had to adjust A/F yet.
 

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I am trying to adjust my pilot screw but it was factory sealed with a glued on hex nut. After twisting it off I can't get the D-socket will not fit on because the hole is filled with some type of glue. What can I do? Is this common or just my carb? Please Help :banghead:
Never seen or heard of that situation before. Perhaps someone tried to glue a hex nut onto the d-shaped head of the A/F screw. Can you get in there with a dental tool and pick the glue out?
 

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Something doesn't sound right there...The factory didn't seal the A/F (pilot) screw on any of the VTX's.....:hmm2:

Not to sound rude, but are you sure you're on the right part??...
 

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Something doesn't sound right there...The factory didn't seal the A/F (pilot) screw on any of the VTX's.....:hmm2:

Not to sound rude, but are you sure you're on the right part??...
That was my first thought also....
 

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First time I've heard of this on the 1300 so no it's not common. I have no idea other than remove the carb and try some acetone or something to dissolve the glue.

You say a hex nut was glued on to the AF screw. Wonder if this was a ******* way to make it adjustable?
 

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Hi thanks for the quick response. This seems to be a factory installed part. I twisted it off and what ever glue was in used took metal with it.
 

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I can guarantee that wasn't done at the factory :nope:....That's somebody's backyard engineering, trying to make it easier to adjust the A/F screw...And in the process they just made things worse...:banghead:
 

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Nope...nothing factory about that...that is someone trying to save a few dollars and wound up making a bigger mess...:nope:
 

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I agree with everyone, that isn't the stock set up. If you don't need the bike for daily transportation while you have it apart I would order one of Glen's tools and you'll never have a problem again, and you can adjust it on the fly without having to take anything off to get to it. It was one of the best things I've ever spent $35 on, and Glen ships fast so you won't have to wait long at all to get it.

http://glensvtxgarage.com/aftool.html
 

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Sons Bike

This is my son’s bike. We both bought VTX1300 hundreds at the same time from the same Honda dealer. Last season he put on new pipes but we did the work ourselves. A few weeks later he brought the bike to a local performance shop to have a hyper charger installed that he purchased new himself. When he got the bike back it ran like crap. He brought it back to the shop and they messed with it some more and it ran better but not perfect. We are now installing a stage 3 jet kit that the hyper charger manufacturer recommended and this is what we ran into.
PS....I checked my bike and guess what ......no hex nut.
 

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I do believe id be up that dealers rear end come Tuesday morning that messed with it last.....unless they are open Monday...
 

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Someone else had this problem a couple weeks ago. They ended up finely taking a Dremmel and making a grove in it deep enough to get a screwdriver into it -- So go slow (you don't want to make things worse) Good luck!

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make sure you dont install any kit but the factory pro stage 3 kit. the dyno jets and others are pure garbage and thats why the bikes run like crap. With the factory pro stage 3 kit, there are about 3 guys on this forum who are really expert in carb tuning and there's a lot of help on the factory pro web site too. Good luck! Bry
 

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make sure you dont install any kit but the factory pro stage 3 kit. the dyno jets and others are pure garbage and thats why the bikes run like crap. With the factory pro stage 3 kit, there are about 3 guys on this forum who are really expert in carb tuning and there's a lot of help on the factory pro web site too. Good luck! Bry
I agree 100%

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