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Old 01-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #181
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I have these damn cracks on almost every CB350 float bowl overflow tube I have (six at last count)
six cb350's or six float bowls?


did you find a way to repair them? I bought used carbs off ebay that didn't have cracked tubes (yet) but I was thinking a simple solution could be heat shrink tubing for for electrical work.. I'm not sure how well it would stand up to gasoline and ethanol though. It would be a super easy fix if the material was fuel resistant.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #182
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six cb350's or six float bowls?


did you find a way to repair them? I bought used carbs off ebay that didn't have cracked tubes (yet) but I was thinking a simple solution could be heat shrink tubing for for electrical work.. I'm not sure how well it would stand up to gasoline and ethanol though. It would be a super easy fix if the material was fuel resistant.
Six bowls, three bikes. I recall trying some 2-part jb weld on one of the tubes and it held up as far as I can remember. The heat shrink or a thin rubber hose might be a good idea too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:36 AM   #183
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I repaired the cracks using soldering iron... but you got to clean the tubes.

This tube is not leaking, already checked, it holds fuel in the carb once you shut the tap off, bit it literally overflows once the fuel is on, thought level was too high but it's not. I can press the float in by hand and it still leaks when I bench test it, just can't tell if its past the needle or around the whole assembly.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:08 AM   #184
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I repaired the cracks using soldering iron... but you got to clean the tubes.

This tube is not leaking, already checked, it holds fuel in the carb once you shut the tap off, bit it literally overflows once the fuel is on, thought level was too high but it's not. I can press the float in by hand and it still leaks when I bench test it, just can't tell if its past the needle or around the whole assembly.
My DR650 has twice since owning it (7 yrs) needed the float assy o-rings replaced. Ethanol is the culprit I believe.

I immediately thought of shrink tubing as a repair for those overflow tubes also.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:45 AM   #185
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I rarely have issues with batteries, this one however is not my bike... so I ordered an AGM, cheap and should get the job done

still need to get carb sorted out, it leaks gas, even on the bench when I hook it up to remote tank, opened it 3 times now but float, needle and seat appear to be fine.... one suspect is the rubber o-ring on the needle set is to blame, looks dried up, can't find anything else,...

It could be the outer o-ring as well. I have an extra if you want it. I'll be coming up that way Sunday if you want to meet me. If you need it sooner, you can come get it. The only other thing you can do there is clean the needle's rubber tip or replace the needle. I MAY have a spare needle too, not sure on that though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #186
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Was thinking that o-ring is the culprit, seat assy just fell out once I removed the screw.

I can wait till Sunday, no rush, this bike is for Pachaug/Freetown only :)
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #187
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Most better hardware stores have O rings

or when all else fails

www.mcmaster.com

Also sometimes float brackets get warped and the float rubs on the side of the bowl

The brass tube use solder
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:12 AM   #188
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Most better hardware stores have O rings
I have 2 different o-ring variety boxes, they are all too thick.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #189
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #190
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #191
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Is anyone riding tomorrow?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #192
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Is anyone riding tomorrow?
I wish I had the time for a real ride tomorrow. It should be a ridiculously nice day for mid-January! I may go for a quick non-technical ride during the day but it won't be a trail ride and will probably only be about 20 minutes or so.. I have way too much to do tomorrow but it'll be too nice out to not sneak in a little seat time..

I'm glad to see you're looking to ride though. The knee must be feeling pretty good now.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #193
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I wish I had the time for a real ride tomorrow. It should be a ridiculously nice day for mid-January! I may go for a quick non-technical ride during the day but it won't be a trail ride and will probably only be about 20 minutes or so.. I have way too much to do tomorrow but it'll be too nice out to not sneak in a little seat time..

I'm glad to see you're looking to ride though. The knee must be feeling pretty good now.
I've been looking to ride sense I broke it.yes its probably about 90% back to normal. I'm thinking I will be back to work soon.
I guess we may take ride up the street from here. I got lots to do before I go back to work too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #194
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isn't there some paved ride in Newport?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:33 AM   #195
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im riding today with my daughter but going to be up around mass. conn. hitting the vanilla bean in pomfort conn. thinking noonish
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