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Minor modification to improve the 1987 Honda XR600R's starting and low-end characteristics.
DIRT RIDER #91 Jun 1990 pg. 12

Use zip-ties to compress the spring when working on the carburetor.
DIRT RIDER #96 Nov 1990 pg. 26

Tip on installing a two-way carburetor vent tube to prevent fuel starvation problems.
DIRT RIDER #118 Sep 1992 pg. 11

Tip on rerouting carburetor vent tubes to prevent engine bog after landings from big jumps.
DIRT RIDER #126 May 1993 pg. 40

Facilitate removal of an XR carburetor by working while the engine is warm.
DIRT RIDER #135 Feb 1994 pg. 31

Tip on using inexpensive aquarium air hose in place of carburetor vent hose.
DIRT RIDER #140 Jul 1994 pg. 102

Tip on tool for cleaning carburetor jets.
DIRT RIDER #156 Nov 1995 pg. 142

Inexpensive carburetor vent system is made from plastic hose and T-connectors.
DIRT RIDER #157 Dec 1995 pg. 224

Fifteen carburetor set-up and jetting tips.
DIRT RIDER #160 Mar 1996 pg. 93

Tip on making a customized carburetor needle.
DIRT RIDER #165 Aug 1996 pg. 131

Mathematical formula for calculating the correct jet size based on altitude and temperature.
DIRT RIDER #166 Sep 1996 pg. 137

Carburetor synchronization to generate identical airflow through all carbs at any given throttle setting.
MOTORCYCLIST #1126 Feb 1991 pg. 62

Tip on improvising the special vacuum adapter needed to synchronize the carburetors on Honda motorcycles.
MOTORCYCLIST #1145 Sep 1992 pg. 10

Tip on curing a stuck float valve.
MOTORCYCLIST #1168 Aug 1994 pg. 96

Special spring maintenance section. (1) Carburetor cleaning. (2) Fuel tank de-rusting. (3) Battery care.
MOTORCYCLIST #1189 May 1996 pg. 82

Tip on disassembling and cleaning a carburetor using hot vegetable oil.
MOTORCYCLIST #1198 Feb 1997 pg. 88