carbs ... removing the aluminum pucks


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carbs ... removing the aluminum pucks

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working on a set of 1982 carbs. the aluminum pucks, right next to the idle mixture screw tower, are stuck. looking for tips on removal so that the tiny ports underneath them can be cleaned. i am thinking i can drill and tap them but am concerned that a) i might drill too deep and b) the screws that i subsequently screw in there might just strip out of the soft aluminum. tried to get one of them turning with a sharp punch but it's not working.

looking for some advice, thanks.




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UPDATE : just found this on dime city cycles' website when searching for some replacement pucks ...

"Note: These do NOT fit GL1100 carbs. The pucks on GL1100 carbs are pressed in during manufacturing process. Do NOT try to remove pucks on GL1100 carbs!!!"

so ... leave them alone ? seems to me that those tiny ports in the carb throat have to be cleaned somehow.

your feedback is appreciated.
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Ultrasonic is pretty good at getting into all the small passages. If you really want to remove them, just plan on making new ones.
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definitely dont want to remove them if i don't have to, and i don't have the means to make them. my ultrasonic doesn't seem to vibrate as well as it used to (i am pretty sure 1 of the 2 transducers died) but i will give them a run in it anyway. thanks.
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I removed mine. was pretty simple. set the carbs up in the mill to center drill and tap. rigged up a make shift puller and they came right out. nothing remarkable to see once they were out. they pressed back in with out issue. should you do it ???? that is your call depending on the condition of the carbs. Good Luck !
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Re: carbs ... removing the aluminum pucks

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your last picture shows exactly what i was after in removing the pucks. those 4 tiny ports could become clogged on carbs that have been sitting. fortunately, after a lot of boiling and an extended session in the ultrasonic, i found the correct passage to spray carb cleaner through, and they all showed clear. alls well that ends well and there's now no need for me to remove those things.


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