New carb question


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Fulcrum
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New carb question

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:55 pm



Well I have looked at the diagrams for the carbs and although it doesn't show an O'ring in the bottom of the vacuum piston where the piston needle sets but every piston I pull looks like there was an oring in there that has just deteriorated. Is the varnish buildup just really thick and black or was there possibly one put in there. Making me wonder what all was done by the PO.



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Re: New carb question

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:05 pm

Do you mean inside the piston, under the needle retainer (screw-in) thing?

No O ring in mine, and none in Randakk kit. Just one in the top "push-in" plug.

There's no gas varnish there.....that's all junk from the air. My pistons and covers where freakin' black inside. A good cleaning and they slide like silk.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
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Fulcrum
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Re: New carb question

Postby Fulcrum » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:53 pm

Yeah, its hard to see in there, even with a flashlight it looks like an oring is still sitting there. Cool, was just wondering if maybe PO had done something else to the carbs. Mine slide ok, but not like silk, feel a little "loose" to me. Guess that is normal for a cleaned up carb.


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