Carb slide springs


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Mikes84interstate
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Carb slide springs

Post by Mikes84interstate » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:55 am



I am in the process of rebuilding my carbs I have three springs that are the same size and one is about a half inch longer I found one on ebay with a ruler beside it it was the same size as the longer one but I ordered three and when they came in they was the same size as the shorter ones any help would be appreciated


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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by Mikes84interstate » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 am

Sorry it's an 84 interstate with 48000 miles on it
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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by julimike54 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:47 am

Per the Honda service manual there is no specification for the springs. In the fuel section when disassembled or assembled they make no mention of inspecting these, at all.

If it was me, I'd want all the springs the same length, but maybe they're not supposed to be? I've not torn into the carbs so this is my guess.
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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by Mikes84interstate » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:49 am

That was my thoughts also thank you for your reply
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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:57 am

It's not so much the length as the tension, you would want them all to have the same rate. If they are all the same length, wire size and # of coils they should match. Of course a softer spring will make it run richer, a stronger one leaner. They put the proper springs in when they made them and expected them to stay there.

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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by Mikes84interstate » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:37 am

OK thanks for the info Dave 0430
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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by ekvh » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:21 pm

A way I have seen suggested is to put the springs on a flat surface and then the slides on top. (So they’re upside down.) You might find that they compress close to the same amount.

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Re: Carb slide springs

Post by Mikes84interstate » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:24 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D OK thanks ekvh


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