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Old 05-02-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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DIY GS float bowl leashes

OK, so here we go... I bought everything below from my local True Value Hardware yesterday..

What you need:

6 1/2" of 1/16" galv wire (times two)
One - 22-18 AWG butt splice connector (electrical isle)
Two - 16-14 AWG Ring terminals (electrical isle)
One - 8d 2 1/2" nail
Two - "1040/A" screws (didn't get the measurements, sorry)
One - 1/16" drill bit
One - 7/64" drill bit

The steps:

Start with this


Pull the tacky blue plastic off of the ring connector


Crimp it onto the six inch length of galv 1/16" wire (times two wires)


Remove the float bowls, drain. Look here, see the cap? That's gotta come out (and go back in)



Drill a hole on the outside of the float bowl, on the side that has that cap.. I drilled a pilot hole with a 1/16th bit and followed with a 7/32nd



Drop in a 8d by 2 1/2 inch nail and tap out that cap from the previous pix..



Find and save that cap, see it here?



now cut the butt connector in half..



feed the cable thru the hole and crimp on half of that butt connector you just cut..



See?



replace that cap you saved...



Take this back over to your bike, and use a True Value self-tapping screw (store number 1040/A) to secure the loop end of the cable to the carb, using the existing hole... use some blue locktite.



When done, it may look like this!

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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.

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Old 05-02-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Now, that was so cheap and easy you should make ten more kits to share with other ADV members!



These ones are going to be mailed out to:

1.Elmoreman
2.Datchoo
3.Stagehand
4.TVRLA
5.Putts
6.baldwithglasses
7.boxermoose
8.cigs&hootch
9.oppcyl
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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You are the man. You are racking up bouku carma points.

Thanks
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Complete with nail - I so love you (in a manly man way)
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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Complete with nail - I so love you (in a manly man way)
shhh... just don't let the others know
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Wow. thats totally awesome.

thanks dude!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #7
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Now, that was so cheap and easy you should make ten more kits to share with other ADV members!

Luv ya man!


PM'd you my shipping address! Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:48 PM   #8
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Wow- I me some Solo Lobo now...
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:54 AM   #9
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geez, do those float bowls just fall off without this thing or something?
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:11 AM   #10
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geez, do those float bowls just fall off without this thing or something?

When these bikes are used as they are meant to be used, it is a possibility to catch the lever that holds the float bowl on, thus freeing the float bowl from the carb.

So...they dont fall off without it, but they do get lost without it!


You rock, Solo. Great explanation

I'll PM you my addy in case you dont have it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:19 PM   #11
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Doooood! Friggen genius! What a great idea!

Thanks, mang!
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #12
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Doooood! Friggen genius! What a great idea!

Thanks, mang!
Just so we are all clear on this point...... I ain't no genius ..... my version is just an inferior copy of what you can buy yourself from a German BMW aftermarket company.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:12 PM   #13
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Thou hast increased my obligation to thine ale count.

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Old 05-05-2008, 02:21 PM   #14
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Thou hast increased my obligation to thine ale count.

a little obsecure FL humor for you my friend...

"...It's always summer at the beach"

Name that tune
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #15
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a little obsecure FL humor for you my friend...

"...It's always summer at the beach"

Name that tune
Damn. A music quote and i don't have a clue. I could google, but that's cheating. If I had to guess, it would be Jimmy Buffett. ??? He's always singing about the beach.... other people that sing about the beach really annoy me (elvis, beach boys etc)


Sorry man. FAIL.
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