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Old 04-14-2008, 07:13 PM
sandago sandago is offline
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Default Bendix Carb - 74 Ironhead

Fired up by bike a few times on the center stand to search for and work out any bugs that may be present. I rebuilt the e-bay bendix I bought and installed an adjustable main jet kit, other than the initial bendix installation settings. I Haven't done any dialing in or tuning up. Actually I was surprised at how nice it wenton initial start upconsidering everything was boxes of pieces not long ago ...HOWEVER, one concern I do have is what seems to be an intermittent gas overflow doesn't happen everytime, butit only takes ONCE to potentially ruin an otherwise beautiful day...Sure would be nice if I could narrow it down without going too deep into it...any suggestions or technical insight would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:57 AM
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Default RE: Bendix Carb - 74 Ironhead

Are there any other size designations for the #5 O-Rings? Tried to find them on the web
and don't seem to be having any luck with that number. McMaster Carr uses different characters.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:26 AM
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Default RE: Bendix Carb - 74 Ironhead

Where did you get the rebuild kit for the Bendix? I always had a lot of problems with the el-cheapo imported ones, especially with the float bowl valve. Look at the seat in the carb very closely, and also make sure you aren't getting trash in the bowl.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: Bendix Carb - 74 Ironhead

I buy my 'O' rings for my Bendix in the plumbing dept of Lowes. They are hanging on pegs in order of number (#5,#6 etc) where the faucet repair kits are located.
You can get a bag of #5 or #6 with 10 rings in the bag for $1.29. Cheapest Harley fix I ever
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