Carb rebiuld help!


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eekclegzed
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Carb rebiuld help!

Postby eekclegzed » Wed May 28, 2014 7:30 am



I am building my 78 GL1000, there are fibre washers used on the throttle shaft presumably used as a dust seal, a couple of them have ripped when i stripped them down. does any body know a good alternative material or anywhere i can get replacements?



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dingdong
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Re: Carb rebiuld help!

Postby dingdong » Wed May 28, 2014 8:30 am

Those are/were made of felt. Any piece of felt near the thickness of the original will work for home made. Not critical at all as long as it will fit inside the brass cup. They just need to fit snug around the shaft. It also helps keep air from leaking in if you lubricate them. Since the screws that hold the butterfly valves to the shaft are peened you should use a fuel resistant locktite when re-installing. Backing out the peened screws can mess up the threads in the shaft. You don't want a screw falling out and into the head. When I did mine I even put a lock washer on each screw as well.
Tom

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urbnbrzln
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Re: Carb rebiuld help!

Postby urbnbrzln » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:45 pm

I was able to order these online, here is the website I used:
http://www.motorcycleproject.com/index.html
I'll report back once I install them on the bike, it was a struggle trying to find these anywhere!

-Tom

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spiralout
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Re: Carb rebiuld help!

Postby spiralout » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:08 pm

urbnbrzln wrote:I was able to order these online, here is the website I used:
http://www.motorcycleproject.com/index.html
I'll report back once I install them on the bike, it was a struggle trying to find these anywhere!

-Tom

You're kind of late to the party but that's good to know Mike Nixon sells them. There's some great reading on his site, especially if you're into old CBXs http://www.motorcycleproject.com/site_map.html




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