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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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90 degree brass nipple

This carb i got had it f carb fuel inlet plastic nipple cracked off,
It is the 90 degree elbow that takes the fuel from the petcock line intoo the float chamber, so i called kellys kawasaki in az, and the guy on the phone said that they had brass replacement, just come down, we/'ll pull it off w/ vice grip and push in a new one for a few bucks, I got there and the bag w/ 3 was on the counter, ask the guy at the counter and told him that i called earlier and he told me ' oh yeah, adam told me ', he then went tothe bag and in the corner of my left eye saw him write on the bag,
he came back and asked me ' so how many do you need?' ,
I looked at the bag and now saw a big $49.99 on the bag???
I told him i didn't have the money and would be back when ii did,
I read on line that someone got some for his shovelhead for $10 a piece,
Why is it 5x as much for a little vn750?
Has anyone come across this problem,
where did you find the part and how much?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 10:02 PM
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Since it's a metric bike, I'm assuming it's a metric elbow. You could probably go to a hardware store and get one to fit a Harley for $3-5 bucks. But a hardware store isn't likely to have metric elbows. I've never had my carbs out and am not familiar with the part you're talking about, but you might be able to tap it out for a standard, non-metric, elbow.

Also, a lot of heavy equipment (farm tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, etc.) is now made overseas and has metric parts. If you knew the thread dimensions of the elbow, you might be able to find a cheaper replacement at a heavy equipment dealer. Would suggest Kubota or other Japanese dealerships to start with. You can bet the stealership didn't pay anywhere near that for the parts. Bloodsuckers!

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I got there and the bag w/ 3 was on the counter, ask the guy at the counter and told him that i called earlier and he told me ' oh yeah, adam told me ', he then went tothe bag and in the corner of my left eye saw him write on the bag,
he came back and asked me ' so how many do you need?' ,
I looked at the bag and now saw a big $49.99 on the bag???
I would of plopped down $10.00 & asked him where the other one was.
If he was to give you a dum look I'd said that it says 4 for 9.99 & you wanted 4.
If he said No it don't, I'd said sure it does here let me show ya.
Then take the bag and put a / between the 4&9 ($4/9.99)
Then say see You just forgot to put the slash in.

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still no luck.
Lowes had nothing near the size,
maybe napa???
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alatri have you tryed metor motorsports down on thunderbird for that part later weedy1
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metor motorsports down on thunderbird,
You mean as in Thunderbird Rd. In Glendale AZ???
If So, It's worth a try, hopefully they'll understand what i'm looking for over the phone,
It's a little hike from chandler,

I want to replace it, but only want to fork out maybe $10-$15 each, it's a little 90 degree elbow fitting,
if i can't find anything, how about trying to fix it,
wish the stealership didn't tell me to take it off, before they told me the $50 each price.
I was looking at the piece, does anyone know much amount fiberglass?,
could i place the pieces back together and fiberglass the heck out of it,
of course using fiber in between thin coats for strenght,
would this work?

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metor motorsports down on thunderbird,
You mean as in Thunderbird Rd. In Glendale AZ???
If So, It's worth a try, hopefully they'll understand what i'm looking for over the phone,
It's a little hike from chandler,

I want to replace it, but only want to fork out maybe $10-$15 each, it's a little 90 degree elbow fitting,
if i can't find anything, how about trying to fix it,
wish the stealership didn't tell me to take it off, before they told me the $50 each price.
I was looking at the piece, does anyone know much amount fiberglass?,
could i place the pieces back together and fiberglass the heck out of it,
of course using fiber in between thin coats for strenght,
would this work?
Go to HD and get a Keihin CVK40 fuel inlet elbow from 76' up.

I just called two local H-D dealers and that elbow sells for $11.45 If you can't get them let me know.


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alatri did not no where you where in phoenix im in peoria 75 and cactus so that would be a drive for you up to metor motorsports later weedy1
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I guess from the PM you sent me, you got the fitings from H-D and saved over $50.00


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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Yes,
Buying from kelly's kawasaki in mesa,az,
$50+$50+tax=$110.ish,
Buying them from H-D of chandler,
$11.45+$11.45=$24.ish,
I'm probly gonna grab a couple extra
for my vulcan in MD,
Figure that next time i'm working on the carbs,
I could have them on hand,
so that i won't ever have to search around town again.
Thanks

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