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$1.60 carb mod

If you clean your own carbs, you will like this mod. The 16 screws holding the float chambers never strip, but the 16 phillips-head screws holding the vacuum chamber covers always do. They strip instantly, and I have had to use vise grips, hacksaw blades and a Dremel tool to get those screws out. Spend more time screwing with those screws than cleaning.

I went and bought 16 stainless steel socket-head cap screws for 10 cents each. I could have gotten regular steel for four cents, but I splurged. For the Keihin carbs on my Honda, I needed M4x0.7 by 10 mm long screws. If you want to do the float chamber screws, they need to be 15 mm long. They use a 3mm allen head wrench and work perfect. Here's a before and after.
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That looks like a way better set up.

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good idea, where did you source them?
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good idea, where did you source them?
I got the screws at AAA Metric Supply, Inc. in Denver, but I think they will do mail order if you can't find them locally. (800) 234-0271. If you have a tap and die set, you can check the diameter and pitch of all fasteners that you want to replace.
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I got the screws at AAA Metric Supply, Inc. in Denver, but I think they will do mail order if you can't find them locally. (800) 234-0271. If you have a tap and die set, you can check the diameter and pitch of all fasteners that you want to replace.
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that looks way better!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 08:10 PM
 
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Carefully secure the carb assembly and use an impact driver,I'll do it on every phillips I come across before I even touch em with a screwdriver, they're always stuck!!! I've used that company too..replacin nasty lookin screws ,I sweat the details!
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Great idea , I will remember this the next time I clean the carbs on my old RF 600.
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