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  • 2000 Roadstar carburetor HELP!

    I rebuilt my carb and after I installed it and got the fuel pump going it started dripping gas off the bottom of the carburetor. I not a mechanic by any means but I was ever so careful with it. The float seemed a little stiff before I installed it but I assumed that was normal. Is the float sticking or did I mess up the bowl gasket? I can't tell where it is coming from. I tried to make sure the drain screw was tight but I can't seem to be able to get on it while installed. I would have never tried to tackle this but nobody locally would work on it. Not even the dealer I bought it from because it's too old?? Wow dudes, good service.
    ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

  • #2
    You lost the little round Oring for the accelerator pump port.

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    • #3
      I just closed the drain bolt from the left side of the bike yesterday using a 6 inch Allen socket and a wobble joint adapter.

      had a friend guide the Allen in for me from the carb side of the bike.

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      • #4
        Well I took the carb back off. The first thing I did was make sure the drain plug was tight. I must have been over zealous because the bowl cracked. It looks like my only option is a new carb as I couldn't find the bowl available separate. I found one used carb that was funky looking and over priced. Any junkyards or other options?
        ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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        • #5
          ask here for anyone that swapped out their carb for an HSR 42 if the are willing to sell the old oem carb or float bowl. In fact I would send "Duke" a message to see if he might have something to help you out. He usually has things like that

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          • #6
            Update: The accelerator pump ring was in place. I think one corner of the gasket moved out of place. The crack around the drain screw doesn’t go through into the bowl. I removed the screw and filled the hole with silicone and replaced the screw. Now wait 24 hours and test it OFF the bike this time. Fingers crossed!
            ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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            • davej
              davej commented
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              silicone is not fuel resistant.

          • #7
            Silicone will leak or clog something up. They make good sealant for airplanes that is fuel resistant. I used it on a tiny leak on my petcock worked great.
            LET'S RIDE

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            • #8
              Crap I thought for sure it was fuel resistant. Thanks guys..
              ​With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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              • #9
                I only have a carb that is built and I'm not willing to separate those parts. Sorry.
                What I have found that works for crack repair, is JB Weld epoxy. It's best to rough up the area where your repairing. With a crack like your talking, it's best to drill a small hole at each end of the crack to keep it from spreading.

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