DIY bottle Manometer Carb Sync on a Kawasaki Ninja 500 motorcycle

DIY bottle Manometer Carb Sync on a Kawasaki Ninja 500 motorcycle
I will show you the general basics of using a DIY manometer, 2 bottle style, to Synchronize or balance the two Carburetors on a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500r (ex500).This will give you better throttle response so you can accelerate faster.

I’ll also show you how to take off the gas tank and hoses to get to the carburetors without scratching the fairings.

15 thoughts on “DIY bottle Manometer Carb Sync on a Kawasaki Ninja 500 motorcycle

  1. nice tutorial man, if you do valve clearances or carb cleaning, please record that aswell.

  2. On this type of homemade manometer (where the fluid does NOT automatically level) all you need to do is get the fluid to stop flowing.  The levels do NOT need to be the same.  The only exception is if it’s so far off that one side is drained and is sucking air.  That will save you a lot of time.

  3. My bottles crumpled up pretty quickly and started sucking water down the left Hand tube …. Total disaster . I Twisted the knob so at least bike starts and idles but i suspect more Problems coming up …

  4. My right bottle emptied and the left filled and bubbled … Luckily ive got it starting again but probably not rideable .. hope it starts again at least  …. That after I changed to glass bottles …. Plastic ones crumple and shoot water into your carbs

  5. Glass Bottles !!!! Dont Press Down on Screw !!! Enjoy the Fumes….. Removing Carbs make sure the bottom throttle cable screws dont move when removing ….. bees wax perhaps tape wtv  …. my screws were extremely loose and just rolled down the threads  when removing  …. Noobia

  6. Excellent build.  Thanks for your work and I’m putting one together now.

  7. I found a water bottle with a carbiner clip on the screw top and installed a tractor trailer valve stem in the bottom. Brass stem that has a nut that you tighten down

  8. I just did this to my 2006 vulcan 500, which is basically the same bike, and as soon as I started it all the water from the bottles got sucked into the carbs and flooded them… Any idea why?

  9. I used plastic bottles on my 1100 v twin. the plastic bottles squished or sucked in, collapsed. would quart ball jars work without exploding.

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