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Author Topic: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking  (Read 875 times)

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #10 on: Jul 01, 2017, 11:56:58 »
Yah but i don't really want to solder an entire float because even when I put it in water you can't tell exactly where the hole is. Ik they are very persise but idk I'll see if this works or it runs weird

Offline datadavid

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #11 on: Jul 02, 2017, 02:02:15 »
Yah but i don't really want to solder an entire float because even when I put it in water you can't tell exactly where the hole is. Ik they are very persise but idk I'll see if this works or it runs weird
You just go over it with a flame where you think it leaks, dont add any solder. If you add solder you're gonna have to set your float levels more carefully. With tubes from the float bowls.

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #12 on: Jul 05, 2017, 20:53:59 »
That seems like an explosion waiting to happen


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Offline datadavid

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #13 on: Jul 05, 2017, 21:35:48 »
Need to be 100% sure they are dry of course😃

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #14 on: Jul 05, 2017, 21:41:41 »
I got the outside dry but I can still hear gas sloshing around on the inside... I shook it around trying to get it out but that didnt seem to work lol

Offline datadavid

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #15 on: Jul 06, 2017, 15:33:50 »
I got the outside dry but I can still hear gas sloshing around on the inside... I shook it around trying to get it out but that didnt seem to work lol
Dont put a flame to it!

Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #16 on: Jul 06, 2017, 15:41:18 »
Dont put a flame to it!
I think I should just risk it.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #17 on: Jul 06, 2017, 20:07:30 »
Gasoline is as explosive as dynamite!
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Offline Xs7501978

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #18 on: Jul 06, 2017, 20:58:33 »
Gasoline is as explosive as dynamite!
Haha yeah ik but it this is Murcia we like dynamite here


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Offline XS750AU

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Re: 1978 xs750 Carburetor leaking
« Reply #19 on: Jul 06, 2017, 23:44:28 »
An option is a low heat that would help the fuel in the float to evaporate. If you could get a heat source at about 100C and no flame that would be great. Now I think you are in Murcia Spain? Guess there would be plenty of sun at the moment. You could sit a piece of steel plate out in the sun with the float on it, the plate should get up very close to 100C. Once it is hot and the fuel starts to evaporate have a spray bottle with hot (so as to not chill the float instantly) soapy water and spray onto the float. Hopefully the evaporating fuel will create some bubbles so you can mark where the leak is. Then leave it to evaporate out all of the fuel before fixing.
 
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