Tuning Yamaha FZ 16 Carburetor

Note: Follow the below instructions at your own risk. However I will be here to help if things go wrong. 

Tool required: Screwdriver

Things to do before you tune your bike.

1. Clean the air filter.
2. Clean spark plug and make required adjustment.

The first thing you should know when it comes to tuning Yamaha FZ 16 is understanding which jets control the fuel flow at a particular throttle position.

Throttle positions:

Closed to 1/4th open: Fuel screw on the bottom of your carb (Pilot Jet).
1/4 - 3/4: Needle Jet
1/2 - Full: Main Jet

Here we will discuss only about the Fuel Screw.

Where is the fuel screw in Yamaha FZ 16?

In Mikuni Carburetor the fuel screw is close to the engine side on the left. It a minus head in golden color.

Before you touch the Fuel screw:

It’s important to note the current position of the fuel screw.

1. Turn off the engine.
2. Turn the fuel screw clockwise while you make a note of the number of full turn it took to reach the close position (Turn the fuel screw clockwise till it closes).
3. Now put the fuel screw back to the default position (Turn it anti-clockwise)

How to adjust fuel screw?

Turning the Fuel screw clockwise will reduce fuel flow: Lean mixture.
Turning the Fuel screw anti-clockwise will add more fuel: Rick mixture. 

Let’s get started:

1. We need to warm up the engine. Not just starting the engine; Ride your bike for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Bring the bike to fast idle (Turn the idle screw clockwise till the RPM hits 2000)

3. Now use the screwdriver to slowly turn the fuel screw clockwise till the engine RPM drops. Note some bike will still run when the fuel screw is completely tight.

Now the bike is running at the leanest point.

4. Now slowly turn the fuel screw anti-clockwise 1/2 turn at a time (180 degree or half turn)

Wait and listen to the engine RPM and continue turning anti-clockwise 1/2 turn at a time.

You will hear the engine rpm begin to speed up.

Stop turning the fuel screw at the point when the engine hits peak rpm (At this point the exhaust note will be crisp). 
Peak rpm is when the engine runs the cleanest and fastest. 
When you reach that point, turning the fuel screw anti-clockwise won't increase the rpm further.

Note: Turning the fuel screw anti-clockwise further from the above point, the rpm will stay up but the exhaust note will become dull.

5. Now turn the idle screw anti-clockwise to bring the rpm back to 1000 or 1500.

6. Now take a test ride. 

Did I get the correct Air/Fuel mixture?

1. Twist the throttle the response should be quick and crisp. 
2. There should be no hiccups when you ride.

What fuel economy can I expect on Yamaha FZ 16?

40+ Km/lt if speed below 55kmph.
35 to 40 km/lt if speed is 60 to 80kmph

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How to download and configure BSNL Mobile TV (3G) for Nokia

 The following settings are required to download the Mobile TV Application:

1. Messages -> settings -> Service Message -> Service messages : ON & Download : Automatically

2. From the main Menu, go to Tools folder and select Settings > Connection > Access points

From Access Points menu, select Options > New Access point > Use default settings.

Next, for each of the fields enter accordingly

         Connection name – BSNL-WAP
         Data bearer - Packet data
         Access point name - wapsouth.cellone.in
         User name – ppp
         Password – ppp123
         Prompt Password – No
         Authentication – Normal

click on Options > Advanced Settings

         Proxy server address -
         Port number – 9401

Note: The default GPRS settings on your mobile will not work for downloading the application. You need the settings on point 2 to download MobiTV Application.

3. Send SMS “MY3GTV” to 55447

Use the below link to download MobiTV Application (3G)

Installing & Configuring MobiTV on Nokia

   1. Once download is complete install the MobiTV Application.

   2. Mobile TV Streaming : Add the following GPRS settings to your mobile....

It enables data streaming of various content i.e : Videos Clips and Live Tv Channels, provided by third party content provider through there own application. Charge on data streaming will be implied.

Setting Name : bsnlmobiltv
Access Point Name : bsnlmobiltv
Homepage : None
Authentication : Normal
User Name : Leave it blank     
Password : Leave it blank        

Setting Name : bsnlstream
Access Point Name : bsnlstream
Homepage : None
Authentication : Normal
User Name : Leave it blank  
Password : Leave it blank  

In Nokia handset the APN settings also needs to be done in Real Player for TV.

(Open Real Player: Options-> Settings-> Connection-> Network->default)
APN (Should be "bsnlstream")
Minimum Port: 5001, Max Port: 32768

Note: If you do not add bsnlmobiltv and bsnlstream settings video will be very slow.

Hebbagodi (Click on image to view full size/dload)

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As of 2001 India census,[1] Hebbagodi had a population of 12,395. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Hebbagodi has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 69%. In Hebbagodi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Hebbagodi is about 2.5 km from Electronics City, the IT hub of Bangalore, India and about 12.5 km from Silk Board junction. It is also about 20 km from the satellite town of Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The majestic Hogenakkal Falls, often known as Niagara Falls of India, is just 100 km from Hebbagodi and a major holiday spot for people living here.

In recent years, owing to the traffic conditions in Bangalore city, people working for companies like Infosys, Wipro, Biocon which have their offices in Electronics City, are preferring to stay at Hebbagodi, thereby turning it into a major residential layout. RK Lakeview is one such layout with most modern amenities.

Hebbagodi also hosts E-inn[2], one of the few 5-star hotels of Bangalore.

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Mahatma Gandhi (Click on image to view full size/dload)

Mahatma Gandhi
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the town of Porbander in the state of what is now Gujarat on 2 October 1869.


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Afghan Hound
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The Afghan Hound is a very old sighthound dog breed. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan, where it was originally used to hunt hares, and gazelles by coursing them. Its local name is Tāzhī (Pashto: تاژی) or Tāzī (Persian: تازی). Other alternate names for this breed are Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, or sometimes incorrectly African Hound.

Adyar River (Click on image to view full size/dload)

Adyar River
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The Adyar River, originating from the Chembarambakkam Lake in Chengalpattu district, is one of the two rivers which winds through Chennai, South India, and joins the Bay of Bengal at the Adyar Estuary. The 42 km long river contributes to the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai. Despite the high pollution levels, boating and fishing take place in this river. The river takes in surplus water from about 40 tanks and lakes, small streams and the rainwater drains in the city. Most of the waste from the city is drained into this river and the Cooum.

Adyar Estuary and Creek and the Theososphical Society on the Estuary's southern side has been a haven for migratory and resident birds for years. Although the number has been in decline due to pollution and anthropogenic activities, they still attract hundreds of birds. Even before few years the Theosophical Society has come out with a CD on 'Birds of Adyar', compiled by Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating. The proposed 'Adyar Poonga' may be a first towards restoring this fragile but vibrant eco-system.

Kempfort Shiva Temple (Click on image to view full size/dload)

Kempfort Shiva Temple
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This majestic 65 foot open-air idol of Lord Shiva is located on Air Port Road, behind the famous Kemp Fort. Shiva is portrayed in the posture of Padmasan with the replica of the holy Ganga flowing from his topknot.

Behind the idol is the holy cave.The Cave Yatra is traditionally called the ' Amarnath Yatra'. Within the cave are twelve beautifully decorated Jyotir Lingas. There is the reverberation of "Om Namah Shivaya" mantra within the cave. The cave yatra is open to the public from 9 am to 9 pm. It attracts a large number of devotees, especially during festivals like Shivaratri, when four to five lakh devotees come here in a day. Puja services are offered free of charge for everyone.

There is a wishing pool. The priest of the temple says, "Devotees can get their wishes fulfilled by lighting a candle, dropping a coin in the pool and by chanting ' Om Namah Shivaya' seven times."
Ravi Melwani, a well-known business personality and owner of Kemp Fort, who is also a staunch devotee of Shiva, was instrumental in the construction of this idol and temple.

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