new slow jets 1981?


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wildbill360
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new slow jets 1981?

Postby wildbill360 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:26 am



I removed slow jets, im doing a complete overhual of carbs, kinda mangled slow jets a bit, I read somewhere cant find anymore on maby kawasaki jets or 82 goldwing jets and machine off threads? any help would be great. thanks.



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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:33 am

HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:14 pm

How did you mangle them with a drywall screw?

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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby wildbill360 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:48 pm

yes somewhat,there really not that bad only two are a little jagged from takin them out they seat well. not shure if it really will effect there operation , i took carbs off six times and could not get them clean ,there clean now im gonna get rebuild kit from randackks , i have float issues as well carbs dumped fuel into crankcase so much for my fresh oil change, it gets cheap oil till i figure out carbs, then i will put real bike oil in when it runs right ,learned my lesson there 28 bucks of oil down the drain.

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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:18 pm

Yes, a kit will work.. You can see now why they need to be pulled, there just no wy to clean them down there without pulling them. Your bike will idle good now..Just get the float heights correct..Good deal...

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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby wildbill360 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 pm

I tried your easy out bit to no success, would not grab bit just spun around , i watched your vid looked so easy, even bought the same bit you have no go.but thanks anyway i will take all the advice and tricks i can get. i noticed when adjusting floats they dint seem to seat well should i have polished female pilot hole, or float seat i think its called?

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Re: new slow jets 1981?

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Ok this is what I did and please understand I'm not asking anyone to try this but it's what I did to mine, you know the needle seat hole it has a hole and the needle jet with it's rubber tip sits down and blocks off the fuel when the float rises, well here's what I did, I looked at the hole in the seat, I got a drill bit larger than the hole size and I carefully spun it by hand really gently and nice just a few spins, see what that's doing is its cutting a tiny chamffered edge, now the needle will sit on brand new rubber and it will seal like new, because if you look at the needle jet you will see a ring where its worn, by doing this that ring drops a hair..it worked for me, I wouldn't try it though..I did it well over a year ago and saved me from buying new seats and needles and I never ever had a leak again...crazy right..don't you go and try this now..I did it because I didn't have anything to lose, I was going to have to buy new anyway, but I discovered no I didn't..then I bench tested, I put the covers on and ran a hose to #3 carb with fuel in it and filled the carbs, you will see if fuel leaks out or not doing that..I was amazed that I stopped the leak..




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