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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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HELP!! What am I supposed to do!!

So I'm in the process of cleaning my carb. and the plastic elbow that connects the fuel line to the carb. broke!

I've looked at bikebandit and they don't have the part listed....


I don't know the official part number/name but please help... I don't want to have to buy a new carb.
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Heck man, use duct tape!
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This has happened somewhere on here before,search for it if you like, i believe the fix was getting a 90 degree brass fitting and a tap for the threads.
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You can buy replacements at any HD dealership that aren't plastic.

Not too expensive either. Just take the carbs in and show them what you need.

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I was thinking for a temp. use JB Weld
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Ok so it won't let me post links. go to cv-performance.com/fuel-elbow-replacement/
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thanks for all the replies, I found out the hard way that JB Weld... doesn't do well against fuel... it turns into JB Puddy...
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I'm using JB Weld on gas tank, it is holding up. No puddy yet.

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I found out the hard way that JB Weld... doesn't do well against fuel... it turns into JB Puddy...
Horsesheit...if its cleaned properly, and allowed to cure properly (these are KEY), its gas proof...patched my tank 2300 miles ago, and not a hint of a leak...also, on the carb, the brass nipple thats left is tiny...I used JB for that too before...you add on a short piece of proper diam hose first with JB, then add to that the reg fuel line...worked fine over many rough roads...I only replaced mine eventually to increase flow...its a CVK carb...same as some Harleys use...the brass fitting is best bet though for a permanent solution...
Any custom Harley shop will have em, and they are pressed in, not threaded...

http://www.cv-performance.com/cvp-fuel-max-inlet-elbow/




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I cleaned everything. It started out as a small leak and as I let the bike run it progressively got worse. I took the carb. off and the JB was soft where gas had soaked it from leaking. I'm going off of my own experience and I decided to go ahead and order the new CVP elbow. So when that comes in I'll just have the brake booster to worry about.
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