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Old 12-27-2003, 07:49 PM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

Not a question - Just some help for those of you who haven't re-jetted yet:

The Prairie 650/700 float bowl screws (8 total) are M4.0 x 14mm and should be switched ASAP to socket head cap screws verses the OEM phillips heads. Then buy some hex ball drivers so that the screws are easier to remove/install the next time.

The correct size fasteners can be purchased at your local hobby shop believe it or not:

Look for DUBRO brand, P/N 2278
I paid $1.69 for a bag of four. Sure beats the Kawi dealer price of $2.00 each for the phillips head variety that are almost impossible to remove...

The hex ball drivers can be purchased at your local hobby shop also.
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Old 12-27-2003, 08:40 PM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-28-2003, 10:43 PM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

I've changed mine out except for one. One of the original screws is stripped and I can't get a good grip with needle nose to get it off. I'll worry about it later if I ever have to take the jets out.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:50 AM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

RebelDS, if you need to get that one screw out, cut a slot across it with a dremel tool so you can use a straight screwdriver. That is, if you can't get at it with the vise grips.
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:05 AM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

neato.....thanks for the info.

by hobbyshop you mean like HobbyTownUSA or somehere like that?
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Old 12-29-2003, 10:28 AM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

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Originally posted by: cartman308
neato.....thanks for the info.

by hobbyshop you mean like HobbyTownUSA or somehere like that?
Yup - almost all local Hobby Shops carry DUBRO hardware. The R/C guys guys (used to be one on e'm) buy all kinds of small metric hardware for their Helicopters, Cars, Airplanes, etc.

- If for some reason they don't have DUBRO brand, just look through their Metric hardware selection and find the M4.0 x 14mm Socket Head Cap Screws.

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Old 12-29-2003, 10:52 PM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

Hey Prarie,
any other tips for re-jetting the carbs? I also have a P-700 and I'm going to re-jet soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks,
Sirmill
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:30 AM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

Thanks for the post! I pulled my carbs today.

Most difficult thing was knowing what to do with the choke and throttle stuff. Once I poked around enough I figured it out. Im shocked that one of these sites doesnt have a simple pictorial of pulling the carbs.

I used NYROCS site for the "choke calbe replacement" that helped me with the choke stuff. Then I lifted out the carbs enough to review the throttle setup. Just uncrew the top one and unhook the cable.
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:59 PM
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Default Prairie 650/700 Carb Screws...Tip

Or another option is to Dremel two sides of the screw head flat so you can get a good grip with the vise grips has worked for me in the past. Those are soft screws, terrible.
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