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Straight forward question here. What is the thread size for attaching the nipples for the vacuum gauges to sync the crabs? Looking at a sync kit from Bikebandit that comes with 6mm threads, but I also saw elsewhere that the H0ndas may take a 5 mm. Have to work on the carbs on a Yamaha Virago so I figured I would go ahead and get the tools needed.
 

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Thanks, that is what I was thinking, the kit comes with 6 mm so I need to grab to extra set of 5mm's.
 

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I went to the hardware store and bought a length of 3/16" aluminum tubing, threaded it with a 5mm die of appropriate pitch, put a nut on the threaded end and then a small O ring. Made a couple about 2-3" long. Just thread them into the holes and gently snug the nut. CHEAPER than buying them and works fine.
 
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