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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Should I condition the diaphrams & gaskets?

I pulled my carbs apart and fount my Front Carb Float was filled with gasoline. My diaphrams look good and so do my gaskets, but I'm wondering if I should put something on them to keep them in nice condition, or do I leave them alone?
Is it bad if I leave them open to the air while a wait for my new floats to come in, or should I put the covers back on.

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Really you should get new diaphrams and gaskets. They could leak after putting them to gether and installing them. If your is still original equiped then the carbs are a pain to take out and install. It could keep you from doing this all over again in a very short time. Otherwise the seals should be okey if it is only a short time, befor installation.

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I use Pantene Conditioner.... But don't use nothing on the carb rubber.

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I use Pantene Conditioner.... But don't use nothing on the carb rubber.
Nice one KM...lol

I'm still waiting for my new floats...Ronayers.com takes a while to ship stuff, but their pricing is good.

I also removed the air box, so getting the carbs in and out is much easier now.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 04:48 PM
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So you had "sinks" huh? I got lucky and got away with just cleaning them. Hope they come fast for you. Gonna re-jet them too?
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So you had "sinks" huh? I got lucky and got away with just cleaning them. Hope they come fast for you. Gonna re-jet them too?
Yeah, I did an ear shave during this whole process too, so I'm re-jetting and then need to figure out how to synch the carbs. I've seen some self-made manometer threads, and it looks fairly simple.

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