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Old 02-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #61
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right about the time i finally install the racetech valves....

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #62
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Dammit... I hope the kids didn't find it.

Nope. Still not installed. But my hands and hair have strong signs of acrylic paint, so I guess that's my excuse.

I'll get there.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #63
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HA HA HA HA ha ha. I know.. pathetic, eh?
I don't know man... I just don't know why this one slips on.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #64
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Picture titled "what's missing" and just an update.. perhaps anyone doing this now may want to source SS wire, as Stagehand's original wires rusted through!

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Old 07-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #65
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I must admit it's the first time I've heard of a float bowl dropping off...

Why not just make a loop and take it around the rubber inlet hose between the clamps?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #66
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Oh, you guys are poking fun at my misfortune and it took me this long to find it.

BTW- it wasn't my foot that knocked the bowl off but a large branch got kicked back. I felt it hit my foot rather hard and it must have dislodged the spring clip. Can't express what goes through ones mind when this happens on the TAT and the nearest town is 20 miles or more away, plus the grey clouds were coming in and it was beginning to sprinkle. Funny thing is when I found the bowl it quit sprinkling.

See the float bowl wired up for fine one cylinder operation...



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bet I get leashes on before Datchew does......
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #67
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Fixed today, instead of crimping the ends, they were soldiered. also cut the cables down to about 4 inches.

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #68
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Paging Solo Lobo to the..

Ok so I found this thread yesterday, found some 60 lb plastic coated SS leader material and sleaves.

SWEET!

I promptly stole the Idea. The AK Airheads WILL Apreciate it. You will get the credit during show and tell, at the next Barley Therapy.
The 30' of material will make Lots of them.

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #69
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I don't get it.

And I've lost a bowl on my /r, boot knocked it off following car flattened it.

Why not just but a cable loop around the bail , pull cable firm and put it under one of the clamps on the cylinder to carb rubber? maybe even add a clamp all it's own (there's room) Then the bail can't move back to release the bowl. How often do you pull a bowl and what difference needing to loosen the clamp and cable? No drilling the bowl, in fact no modification of any kind. No cable loop in the breeze either. Do it carefully and the the cable loop can be moved around the side of the bail to the pivot point to release the bowl. Or for that matter go to the vacuum port location but firmly and tap for a button head cap screw if there isn't a tapped port already. or do a loop around the carb body in front of the cap and hook to the bail with a small S hook. The bail can still move, but not a lot.

Overall I think it better to prevent the bowl from falling off at all rather than falling off and catching it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #70
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And I've lost a bowl on my /r, boot knocked it off following car flattened it.

Why not just but a cable loop around the bail , pull cable firm and put it under one of the clamps on the cylinder to carb rubber? maybe even add a clamp all it's own (there's room) Then the bail can't move back to release the bowl. How often do you pull a bowl and what difference needing to loosen the clamp and cable? No drilling the bowl, in fact no modification of any kind. No cable loop in the breeze either. Do it carefully and the the cable loop can be moved around the side of the bail to the pivot point to release the bowl. Or for that matter go to the vacuum port location but firmly and tap for a button head cap screw if there isn't a tapped port already. or do a loop around the carb body in front of the cap and hook to the bail with a small S hook. The bail can still move, but not a lot.

Overall I think it better to prevent the bowl from falling off at all rather than falling off and catching it.
Because leases are cool that's why
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #71
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ok so i found this thread yesterday, found some 60 lb plastic coated ss leader material and sleaves.

Sweet!

I promptly stole the idea. The ak airheads will apreciate it. You will get the credit during show and tell, at the next barley therapy.
the 30' of material will make lots of them.

Thank you
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #72
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Because leases are cool that's why
O.K., That'll work.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #73
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Dooooood. I still haven't installed mine.

Don't worry. /2 is almost finished as far as tweaks.
This spring i'll start taking the GS apart for some major maintenance and overall inspection and I'll get this on the list.
How about now DC?
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:17 PM   #74
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Because leashes are cool that's why
Anything like this?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010589



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Old 09-20-2014, 05:17 PM   #75
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Is it true that a pair of assless chaps comes with every Get Back Whip from the HD dealer?
Wankers.
Every single HD in my town is piloted by a posing wanker. It's fun to laugh at them a traffic lights.
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