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Has anyone found any easy way to turn the fuel screw while the bike is hot...Unless you have hands of a 3-year old it is impossible to get your hands in there..?

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Try to bear with me if you can:

Take two nails. Bend both of them 1/2" up at the end 90 degrees. Then file it in a shape of a screwdriver, but here's the thing. File one nail one way, and the other the other way. Like - and like |. Now just switch off from the two nails. It may be easier for you on the right side of the bike.

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Has anyone found any easy way to turn the fuel screw while the bike is hot...Unless you have hands of a 3-year old it is impossible to get your hands in there..?

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Don't be such a wuss, it toughens your hands up for long rides. Actually, practice your technique a little when it's cool. Find a mini screw driver that works for you (or make one like 230F says). I found one for an old phono cartridge that works great. Mark the screw with a sharpie so you can tell what you've done--you'll be yanking your hand out wondering how much you turned it. Find yourself a hot pad to put over the pipe--multiple layers of cotton t-shirt, old towels. The cylinder can get you too, hot fins! You will get a little more room if you take the heat shield off. Practice those special words for the little mf'er that designed it that way.

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On the plus side, once you get it set, minor adjustments are all you'll be doing.

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