1980 CT70 carb slide vs. others?

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    SketchyBikes New Member

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    I have a quick question if anyone would happen to know? I got a needle and slide from DRatv for the stock carb on my 1980 CT70 and got my bike together and running. The needle and slide was missing. I also changed out the pressed in seat for the needle. But now I can’t tune the midrange of the bike. I’m ok at idle, then It falls on its face then picks up at WOT. Is it possible that the 1980 carb slide is different from the ones up to 1977? It seems like 77 is a cutoff year for all of the aftermarket carbs I look at. I just wonder if I have the wrong slide-needle in it? And thoughts?? Thanks.
     
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    I’m not sure what year CT’s that slide kit is intended for but I would guess the majority of them are 77 or earlier.
     
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    Oh yea they are different. I am almost positive there is no clip adjustment on my 82. They do have good knock off replica carbs that work.Here is the slide out of the knockoff made for the 80's CT's.
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    I was afraid of that! The needle looks like it has a sharper point than mine. My clip is adjustable though. I just ordered the wincycles carb off ebay. I notice they spec the jets larger than what's in mind also. Hopefully that does it!! Thanks for the help!
     
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    FWIW...
    Unless you're concerned about museum-correct originality, I'd prefer an early-type repop. That takes care of service parts (which are widely available and won't be needed for a long time), jets and adjustability...right from the get-go.
     
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    This bike is pretty much mint but not museum level. I invested in all Honda everything for the motor. I have a ton of tiny Honda bags! But I don’t know if this is even to correct carb, and it having a missing slide threw another wrench in the mix. So I should have the new carb by Friday hopefully. Thanks for the advise. Check out Sketchy_Bikes on instagram for pics.
     
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