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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Carbworx saved the day!

Follow up to: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13968
and https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14094

So my stuck float was not really a stuck float, it was a melted float. After reading my post on my issues with my carbs Steve generously said to send them back to him and he would look at them and fix them for free. When he got them apart he found the float had been melted and the needle pin was melted to it, so hence me having to order new rings and a float and needle, all had been destroyed.

So you might ask how does one get a melted float?

Well, I had to put in a new fuel elbow, my plastic one was broken and steve let me know I needed a new one so when I got the carbs back from him the first time I picked one up at the local Harley dealer and set about installing it with a friend, well I printed out the instructions from http://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/fuel_elbow.htm and everything went fine until step 10, all we had was a huge torch, and well, we apparently overdid it trying to get the elbow in.

So here is your lesson for today, do not use a torch to install the fuel elbow!

And the other lesson is send your carbs to Steve at www.carbworx.com, he is an outstanding guy and will get your carbs in like new condition, even if your dumb like me and screw them up and have to send them back.

I hope this helps someone else out there to not make the same mistake I made.

Just for kicks and giggles I have attached a picture of a new float vs a melted float.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 09:30 AM
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Damn. Yeah, that would do it.
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Thanks for posting. May save someone like me from creating problems!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Wow! Never heard of someone using a torch on the carb, but it makes me wonder what kind of shape all the other non-metallic parts inside there are in? If it got hot enough to cook the float, I wonder how the rubber parts survived that?

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Steve checked it over after replacing the float and needle and the heat was concentrated on that fuel inlet area so everything else is fine.

The carbs are on the bike right now and are working great, got tags for it yesterday but my in-laws were in a serious car accident last night so no rides for now. Seems like someone doesn't want me to ride this bike.

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Yeah, Steve at Carbworx is amazing. I am so happy with the work he did for me on my carbs, the bike has never ran better.

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Ditto for me. I was out at steves when your carbs were there. He showed me the floats. They were pretty melted. lol.

Steve did an awesome job on my carbs. and has done a few sets for some friends bikes. He is a great individual and very particular about his work.

His Rates are great also.

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