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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if I did it when I was removing the carbs to clean them, or if the bike came that way, I didn't think I was that rough taking them out. Bit the plastic elbow that the fuel inlet hose connects to was half gone and loose from the brass fitting that screws into the carb. I tried to gently unscrew the brass, but it's so tight, or frozen. I know if I try to "Herk" it out I'm going to destroy it. I just figured I'd get a barbed brass 90 to replace it. anyone else ever face this issue, that brass will unscrew right??
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check this thread out. Its been done before with good success.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19832

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I bought a couple of brass fittings as replacements for my broken ones. I had to drill the old ones out, and then pressed in the new ones with some loctite just to make sure. You do have to be careful with the size of the drill and the depth. I went for a 0.001 inch interference fit.

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Seek....and ye shall find..........

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

...all Harley custom shops have em for between $12-14/pr....they sell by each though, since Harleys only have one....



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Good thread. I found one of the plastic fitting missing (passenger side carb). Is there a quick plastic replacement by any chance?
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Good thread. I found one of the plastic fitting missing (passenger side carb). Is there a quick plastic replacement by any chance?
Not that I've ever found. Though I've never looked that hard for one. Once the plastice piece has cracked off, I do believe that you have to replace the whole inlet as the plastic is molded to the brass. Even if you found an OEM replacement, you still need to pull out the old brass piece and press in the new.

So, might as well get the solid brass piece. With parts and tools in hand, this is quite literally a 5 minute fix if you take your time.

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Not that I've ever found. Though I've never looked that hard for one. Once the plastice piece has cracked off, I do believe that you have to replace the whole inlet as the plastic is molded to the brass. Even if you found an OEM replacement, you still need to pull out the old brass piece and press in the new.

So, might as well get the solid brass piece. With parts and tools in hand, this is quite literally a 5 minute fix if you take your time.
I was afraid that would be the amswer. Thanks for the input.

I'm looking at the brass fitting now on mine. Can I just put on a 5/16s hose on it with some super glue and clamp it tight? Will that work?

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