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Old 05-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #16
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If I had to guess, it would be Jimmy Buffett. ???
wow, not even close... another line in the same song is

"I wish it would hail in Fort Lauderdale...rain and hail..."
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #17
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beach boys?

d'oh.. must read better next time.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:39 PM   #18
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"I wish it would hail in Fort Lauderdale...rain and hail..."

james taylor??

nah, that would be "fire and rain"
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:47 AM   #19
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Cindey Lauper?

No, ok back into the closet.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:10 AM   #20
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Cindey Lauper?

No, ok back into the closet.


OK, it's "X".... you guys need to break out of your easy listening thing... you ain't all that old are you?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:27 AM   #21
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if you're riding in a manner that you catch the arm that holds the float on, isn't this just going to create a bigger target to catch on something?

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Old 05-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #22
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It's your foot that tends to catch the bail - this prevents the run over by another car syndrome

For a long trip you can also safety wire the bail

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if you're riding in a manner that you catch the arm that holds the float on, isn't this just going to create a bigger target to catch on something?

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Old 05-06-2008, 09:01 AM   #23
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if you're riding in a manner that you catch the arm that holds the float on, isn't this just going to create a bigger target to catch on something?
The legnth of the retaining wire is, in the best chopper tradition, customizable.... mine is a bit long for sure...
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:08 AM   #24
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just pulled it up and throw a zip tie on it. you'll be fine.



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The legnth of the retaining wire is, in the best chopper tradition, customizable.... mine is a bit long for sure...
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #25
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if you're riding in a manner that you catch the arm that holds the float on, isn't this just going to create a bigger target to catch on something?

How about this: instead of the leash coming out the bottom, have it exit just below the lip of the bowl. Just a bit lower than that plug. Make the leash long enough to extend all the way to the bottom of the well, and that way the slack is taken up and less is left dangling.

If the hole is small enough you probably wouldn't even need a drain hole on the bottom. On second thought, you'd still have to drill a hole in the bottom to knock out the copper plug. So there's your drain hole. But you'd only need it large enough for the 'punch'.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:23 PM   #26
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Hadn;t seen this...

Solo, I hadn't seen this but a friend just lost a float bowl in a tunnel on the Blue Ridge Parkway when his airhead died unexpectedly. I'll be making a set for me and him soon. Thanks for the great info. My R80G/S will be happy. Thanks! Great job.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #27
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Mine arrived just a day or so ago.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:49 AM   #28
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So did mine-

Muchisimas Gracias!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:27 AM   #29
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Same here. Thanks Solo!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:57 AM   #30
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Glad they arrived safely

Lookin' forward to youse guys pix of carb leashin'
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