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Offline Wannabe

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!!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« on: July 05, 2015, 04:32:39 pm »
Had a carb float stick on #4. So I was able to remove the bowl and unstick the seat. Now trying to install the bowl with the larger o-ring. Oh, on the road of course. All help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 05:08:25 pm »
Hold the bowl carefully, under the carb. Lift into place. Insert four screws and tighten them evenly, but be careful not to over-tighten. Re-connect the overflow drain tubing.

That should about do it, unless there was a specific question you have?
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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 05:26:12 pm »
The o-ring Steve uses is oversized. But I got it. Put o-ring in a freezer. Put tacky stuff in the grove. It then held the o-ring in place!  TADA! Not ideal, but 270 mi from home

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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 05:33:05 pm »
for future reference - the orings I use aren' oversize, but they are designed to swell in the presence of ethanol, which actually increases the sealing capacity. If you wash the oring with soap and water, it will shrink back to size.  HTH, Steve
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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 05:40:20 pm »
I discovered that some years ago when doing my own carb servicing.  I took the carbs apart and the sealing rings (not Kaw OEM) popped out of the grooves and would not go back in.  As an old mechanic I knew something was up, figured the alcohol fuel had swollen them, but thought it permanent.  I put things away for the night, thinking I would just get new ones.  Came back the next day after they had dried out, and they'd shrunk back to original size.
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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 05:44:35 pm »
Thanks, Steve. Good to know!  Also, your work saved another Connie today!!!! Had gas pouring from my overflow.

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Re: !!!need help re installing SISF bowl!!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 01:38:55 pm »
for future reference - the orings I use aren' oversize, but they are designed to swell in the presence of ethanol, which actually increases the sealing capacity. If you wash the oring with soap and water, it will shrink back to size.  HTH, Steve

Didn't know about the washing them to return them to size, so I was very grateful the old ones were returned to me with my carbs. I reused the old ones in my impatience and now have "spare" ones.
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