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carb rebuild

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:55 pm



PO stripped the head off one of the pilot jet screws. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can get it out.


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Re: carb rebuild

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:22 pm

You could try bonding the remaining bit to a small bolt with some epoxy (like JB Weld), then when it's good and solid, try to back it out with the bolt.

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Re: carb rebuild

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:10 pm

I finally got the pilot jet screw out. I drilled into the threaded portion with a slighly smaller bit. Then I pried the remaining portion out. I then blew out the rest of it with air pressure thru the low speed jet port. Everything looks good. Question: Does these pilot jets have a small O-ring? One came out when I blew out the remaining part of the screw. I don't remember this on the other carbs that I have disassembled.
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Re: carb rebuild

Postby maestro319 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:53 pm

Nice ride! I like the color. Are you gong to keep it that color or repaint it??

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Re: carb rebuild

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Thanks for your comment. I have repainted it metalic denium blue. It was a very faded wineberry red and silver. I have spent a lot of time and money rebuilding it. I'm going thru the carburetors for the second time. I never could get it to idle good. Maybe because I couldn't adjust the pilot screw on that one carb. Maybe it will run better when I get it done this time.
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Re: carb rebuild

Postby Mooseman » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:52 pm

According to the parts diagram. Yes it does have an o-ring.
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Re: carb rebuild

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:15 pm

I just rebuilt my carbs on my 84 1200I, and yes, you have your pilot screw then a spring then a small washer then the o-ring. Make sure you lube the o-ring a little bit. I found it helps it seat better with out twisting or binding.
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Re: carb rebuild

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:54 pm

I finished rebuilding my carbs and got them synced. Sure runs a lot better. I also replaced the gear indicater switch in the front of the motor and now have a neutral light. The only issue I have now is a chattering sound in OD. Don't know what this could be unless it could be the u-joint.


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