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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Broken Throttle Cable Bracket on Carb

Well I have been battling the carbs for my 94 Vulcan for a while now and thanks to this forum I have torn down and cleaned and reassembled my first carburetor. In the process of muscling my carbs on and of too many times to count over the past few months I have broken the throttle cable bracket that comes off the bottom of the right carb and hold the throttle cables in place on the carb side.

I have tried to JB Weld this piece back the the carb casing and have had no luck in both of my attempts. Am I doing something wrong ? Or is there a better way to go about reconnecting this piece ?

Is it possible to braze this type of material or is it to soft ? Or should I just be looking for a new carb ?

Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:04 AM
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There are also some folks on here who have "cadaver carbs" and may be able to sell you a used bracket.

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I have had the same issue with mine when i bought my bike somone had already broken it ,I know exactly what your dealing with , they had put some kind of silicone on it and i didn't hold heres what i did on a recent cleaning .
drill three holes across the bracket and take a sturdy piece of wire wrap the wire around the bracket and the carbs this is just like a backbone then i took an epoxy 2-part and glued all around it making sure i didnt get into the way of any linkages and let it harden . Mine worked out great because before i couldnt adjust idle at all it would just move the bracket and rev up anyway i turned it
good luck ill get a part number in a bit for that epoxy
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately the actual triangle piece of carburetor housing that the bracket bolts onto is the part that broke. And it was pretty close to the base of the carb where drilling holes may be an a little rough. But I will take a look when I get home and see if I can salvage it.
Also if that turns out to be a bust would anyone happen to have a cadaver carb they would be interested in selling?

Thanks for the help.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks blinky,

I did like you said and just got back from a 50 mile test run. And after about 2 months of being grounded, it looks like I am back in business.

I also want to thank all the carb/fuel experts that have helped me get my bike back up and running by reading the previous posts on here. This is my first bike and I have already tore apart, reassembled, and cleaned my entire fuel system. During that process I learned the pain and joy of a vacuum leak. I replaced the spring in my front ACCT as well.

One last question:

Does anyone know where I can pick up a couple of the in-tank fuel filter/screens that sit inside the tank before the petcock ?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 01:18 AM
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Does anyone know where I can pick up a couple of the in-tank fuel filter/screens that sit inside the tank before the petcock ?
Looks like they come with the petcock assembly and not separate. Have you considered inline fuel filters? Cost as little as $3 each, and easiest installation is when the tank is removed.

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Sorry took so long but Im so glad your back on the road , Mine is still holding strong and works like a charm , Hope the same for you .Glad I could help
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