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thanks for the reply steve, ok cool. i want one. whats the correct name of this tool and any ideas where to source it. are they complicated to use. etc etc
i just googled em.
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I use one made by FAST. (Fuel Air Spark Technology.)

Cost me $450 when I bought it. There are others, some petty cheap.

I bought the one I have because it does both Gas and Methanol. It also has a data logger so I can record what's actually happening under race conditions.

My mate Rex has one with a handlebar mounted analogue meter. It's very easy to see if it's running too rich or too lean at any point. He rides a very highly tuned two stroke and they seize in a heartbeat if they go lean.
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I use one made by FAST. (Fuel Air Spark Technology.)

Cost me $450 when I bought it. There are others, some petty cheap.

I bought the one I have because it does both Gas and Methanol. It also has a data logger so I can record what's actually happening under race conditions.

My mate Rex has one with a handlebar mounted analogue meter. It's very easy to see if it's running too rich or too lean at any point. He rides a very highly tuned two stroke and they seize in a heartbeat if they go lean.
thanks. as im in aus like you, what one would you suggest for my 73xlh. it can be a cheapy as long as it does what i need it to do. thanks
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Why not call Mikuni Oz and explain your issue. After all you are a paying customer and they are located down under.
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https://www.gunson.co.uk/product/G40...-Plug-Kit-14mm
Use it for idle, intermediate and main circuits as long as your not burning any oil.
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Search on Ebay for "Air Fuel Ratio Gauge W/ Wideband O2 Oxygen Sensor"

You might want to research "Narrow" vs "Wide" band sensors before buying.

Wideband covers a wider range and is (I think) more accurate. They need to be at operating temp before they work and will include a heating element. That means, a connection to your battery. (Switched of course).

The unit I have is big and intended for cars. But not a problem on my sidecar.

You need to weld a bung into your exhaust system. I run 2 into 1's mostly so it goes just after the collector entrance.

But you can mount it on either the front or rear exhaust pipe. The differences will be tiny. Being fed by the same carb.

You can buy conversion kits to add a second sensor and check both pipes but I do not think that's necessary.

If you don't want the sensor on their permanently you can use a bung or just use a second (spare) exhaust pipe to do your checking. One you have the jetting right you won't need to change it unless you make major changes to the engine.

Given the price I paid for mine divided by the number of engines I've used it on it's cost me a little less than $100 to do each engine. But then, like I said, I bought a duel (Gas/Methanol) meter with data logging. So, a bit pricier than most will pay.
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This MIGHT be the one Rex is running on his LC359

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20406761663...Bk9SR_ClvID0YA
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