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Fuel inlet fiitting VN 700

I was changing over my fuel lines today, when the one fitting on carb snapped off (frickin plastic ?). I noticed that the other carb was already refitted with a new brass elbow.
Need advice, Should I replace w/stock, or go with the brass ? have a few brass which may work, if not, local hardware has em. Opinions requested.



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I was changing over my fuel lines today, when the one fitting on carb snapped off (frickin plastic ?). I noticed that the other carb was already refitted with a new brass elbow.
Need advice, Should I replace w/stock, or go with the brass ? have a few brass which may work, if not, local hardware has em. Opinions requested.
Brass for sure.

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Cool...

Will take me longer to get er done, but it IS the better way, I know. Got the carbs hanging off the T-cables now, so almost there...just wish I knew if the old was threaded or pressed....guess I'lll find out soon. Just wanna get a few good rides in before the snow flies (not that it'll stiop me)....
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hey...

Instead of drilling and tapping, I got an o-ring for 75c, layed it on what was left in the gap between the serrated sections (screamed for an o-ring), heated the clear plastic fuel line so pliable, slipped it over and clamped it. Hope will work. (saw that on a Harley site).
Just probs rehooking throttle cables now. Accelerator fine, cant see end piece for decellerator. Stupid designs. Everything is hidden and burried. And no dang kick starter !!!! Do I need to take carbs off again ?



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Didnt work....

It didnt leak, but the line needed to bend so much around the other intake, it restricted flow to nothing....going to need to remove again, extract old, tap, and install a brass 90....only way....damn...was hoping to be riding in a week. Tough when you live on $40/wk....I'll git her though....



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Will take me longer to get er done, but it IS the better way, I know. Got the carbs hanging off the T-cables now, so almost there...just wish I knew if the old was threaded or pressed....guess I'lll find out soon. Just wanna get a few good rides in before the snow flies (not that it'll stiop me)....
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Yer headed the right direction, from your other posts. As for pressed or threaded, the brass the plastic is on is pressed into the float holder body. You'll need to drill and tap. I found right angled fittings, 5/16" nipple, 1/8" pipe thread, at O'Reilly's, but not every O'Reilly's has 'em. Ace might.

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check this out...

I found this at a Harley forum....apparently newer Harleys used same carb and had same issues...all my Harleys were pre '72...

http://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/fuel_elbow.htm

And I got a custom shop 10 miles south of here that has em in stock for $22...soon as I get the cash and hitch down there, will be ridin....



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Hmmm...I think I like that better than using the cheaper right angle nipples, even tho it is more expensive. Gonna have to check and see if anyone around here has those; I've got two carbs with busted fuel inlets.

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There are a few.

Ive seen them online avail thru mail order for as low as $8 plus shipping, but they dont have the removal tool. Ive seen kits for $32 with a real fancy removal tool. Wide range to pick from. But I like the ones specifically for Harleys since the ID is the largest for best flow. Any custom Harley shop shoud have em (mebbe even some dealers). Just make sure to bring the old one with you to make certain of a good match.

http://www.orangecustomcycle.com/Ora...ductId=-298610

http://www.cv-performance.com/Carbur...let_Elbow.html





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Both of the plastic fittings are busted off my carbs as well. I was able to purchase new fuel line and attach to the exposed brass nipple hose clamps without any problems. The hose was thick enough where it would not kink.

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