1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

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1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 09:06 pm Mar 26 2020

Hey all having a hard time finding right parts, even complete, for my 87 200 it's running the stock vm34ss, I had a guy mention alot of guys are buying the air striker pwk 38 as a replacment, just after some solid advice as I can't find anyone that has done it, do the carbs bolts straight on and just require to switch jets, is there alot more to it,, or does anyone know a good site to buy mikuni parts
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by KDXGarage » 09:14 pm Mar 26 2020

Welcoe to kdxrider and good morning!

A 38 mm on a 1987 KDX200?!

Look at a normal PWK, then look at your airbox. OOPS! The adjustments are blocked by the airbox.

A lot of the parts in the OEM carb are just standard VM34SS parts. Do you have a Sudco or jetsrus equivalent in AUS?

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 11:54 pm Mar 26 2020

Thanks for the reply your right, hmm I think this thinks I already have a keihin, there a mikuni Oz so I've msged them fingers crossed
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by targetman » 06:01 pm Mar 27 2020

Are you the guy looking for a needle? I told someone on a FB group where to get one. Forget Suduco, jets r us, and the ebay carbs.

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 09:34 am Mar 28 2020

Hey yeah I am, which comment was yours, I've looked into all the sites provided but haven't been able to find one even rants some dealers and no luck
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by targetman » 07:25 pm Mar 29 2020

You're all over the place asking for help. That's fine. How about following up with some of the sound advice you were given. I told you where a needle could be purchased. I also told you that a new carb would have the choke on the wrong side.

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 10:53 pm Mar 29 2020

I searched so many places and made call, and I've been told I'll have more luck finding gold, the only place that hasn't got back to me is of road innovations, now if by some chance they do is the price gonna warrent it or will i be better of buying a 88 cable and carby and switching to pod
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by targetman » 07:13 am Mar 30 2020

I think I have two needles. I would consider selling one of them.

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by kdxsully » 07:15 am Mar 30 2020

Looks like you just found gold.
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by targetman » 07:22 am Mar 30 2020

Personally, I would experiment with other Mikuni needles before installing a modern PWK.

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 08:13 pm Mar 30 2020

Target man I did an email the other day, but haven't a a reply just yet, and I for sure wanna keep the original over and aftermarket, it's just I wasn't sure how long it would take so i was looking at other options, and I realise a pwk35 would be the one to swap to not an 38, but I make have got lucky and got a complete carby for 130 in mint condition
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 03:36 pm Apr 07 2020

targetman wrote:
08:10 am Mar 30 2020
https://www.off-roadinnovation.com/?pag ... 16009-1226

Best to email Gregor.
So I'm back to square one $130 later and I have to carbs with the wrong needle guess you could say slightly scammed :/ I still can't seem to contact off road inovation two emails, and I can't call them on my current plan in aus
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 03:38 pm Apr 07 2020

Oh there site seems to be working to order online may have hit gold,

Order placed just waiting for a confirmation email if they have them in stock finger corssed
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by KDXGarage » 07:32 pm Apr 07 2020

Didn't you say in the other thread that you had a 6FL52?? Is yours broken?
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 03:09 pm Apr 08 2020

Kdx yep broken, and I bought a complete carb but when I received it it had the wrong needle so now I have two excately same carbs and no needle, I managed to purchase one from of road inovation after targetman suggested them
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 04:18 pm Apr 08 2020

targetman wrote:
08:10 am Mar 30 2020
https://www.off-roadinnovation.com/?pag ... 16009-1226

Best to email Gregor.
Manged to purchase one thanks for the info :) new needles and some jets should have it running beautifully soon
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by kdxsully » 07:17 pm Apr 09 2020

Off road innovation is amazing for having this stuff.
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by KDXGarage » 09:09 pm Apr 09 2020

That is crazy that they would have one. Great big thanks to them.
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Re: 1987 switching mikuni vm34ss to air striker pwk 38

Post by Michael93 » 07:13 pm Apr 10 2020

KDXGarage wrote:
09:09 pm Apr 09 2020
That is crazy that they would have one. Great big thanks to them.
For sure even complete rebuild for my carb which I haven't seen anywhere
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