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Old 09-29-2022, 08:04 PM
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Default Motorcycle carb repair and Yikes! super screw up

well, all was going well until, the proverbial snap!

was just about finished setting up the set of carbs and putting the float and metering rod cap on and dam it snapped, so started looking around for a part to see availability and of course, it's not a costly part but unavailable through anyone I could possibly think of so was sitting there chewing on the stool set

fiddle farting and had a main jet in one hand twiddling thinking how to fix this
had the metering rod seat in the other hand and for some reason just stuck em together and was like woe the threads are the same seats really nicely maybe just maybe this might work, so I soldered the hole in the jet with silver solder and then realized the metering rod depth and space was bottoming out so I figured well drill it and seemed to work and used it in place of! and worked out really well and probably would have worked with no issues at all if fit like a comfort condom! so that took care of that!

So then it came to the slide diaphragms needed to install them onto the slides and ill be damn if it didn't get just one of them but it pinched a hole in both brand new diaphragms, So I figured what the heck I'll just order new slides with the diaphragms already installed which is what I should have done in the first place... so they only came with another rebuild kit thinking what the heck ill have extra parts for the next one and so I get them in and guess what in the kit there it is the cap crew/nut... so now ill just take out my rigged jet masterpiece and install the new unobtainable cap screws when I saw them I was just jazzed and figure now I've found a new source for unobtainium V-Star parts!

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Old 09-29-2022, 11:01 PM
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Old 09-30-2022, 05:32 PM
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My fat fingers and carburetors have been feuding for years, and now with my numb hand after the stroke, I have to have someone else do it.
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