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Old 09-02-2008, 08:15 AM
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Default Trying to remove fuel inlet fitting!!!

I just got my 93 Sporty and have been doing some upkeep work. I'm trying to replace a cracked fuel inlet fitting and cannot seem to remove the brass fitting that goes into the carb.

It will turn freely when I grip it with plyers, but makes no effort to come out of the hole!

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The glue was left over from the old inlet.

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Old 09-03-2008, 09:41 PM
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Easy. Insert the largest drill bit that will fit in the hole. This will keep the brass tube from collapsing and cracking off. Now get on it with a vise-grip, clamp down hard and rotate/twist the fitting out. set the new fitting pointing in the correct direction and squeeze it into the casting. I use a monster set of channel lock pliers to push it in.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the help! I should have waited to get the monster channel locks... a ball peen hammer isn't quite as easy on that plastic!!!

Oh well, there goes 15 more bucks, live and learn to be patient!

Thanks again... there will be more questions to follow, like will a CV carb off a 95 1200 sportster fit my 93???

Guess we'll know when it comes in!

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Old 09-05-2008, 08:07 PM
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Yes, it will fit. Same same. uncork your idle fuel adj. screw and check your jet numbers before installing it, in case you have to mess with the tuning...

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:40 PM
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Well, I got them changed out, put on new gaskets and all! Now it just sits there and cranks... I'm lost as to what to do now... UGH!!!
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fuel flowing to the carb? accelerator pump squirts?
spark at the plugs?
compression in the cylinders?

something is missing...

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Old 09-11-2008, 01:34 AM
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I know that the motor worked prior to replacing the carb, so that pretty much rules out spark to the plugs, and compression. I can also hear the air being sucked in as the pistons move.

The replacement carb may be the problem, with the air intake part off I don't see any gas being squirted into the chamber. I did see on Youtube that this is a fairly easy carb to disassemble and clean. Maybe I should try that?

I was told by the seller that at least 3 mechanics said that the old carb should be replaced, even though the bike seemed to run well with it! It had a cracked fuel inlet, which of course leaked gas, but I can see nothing else wrong with it!

Thanks so much for your help, mucho appreciated!

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Old 09-11-2008, 09:14 AM
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So put a new fuel inlet on the old carb and put it back on.

Then you can tear this carb apart and figure out why fuel isn't flowing properly.

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That kind of insight is why you're the Dr! That's exactly what I'm gonna do next! Now I've gotta figure out why the tail light isn't working. I'm off to put the bike up on a lift and drop the rear wheel... yee haw!
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Keep us posted on your progress.
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