Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

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bigbadjonno
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Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby bigbadjonno » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:58 am

Hi,
I've snapped the damned plastic gubbins for the choke valve on the front carb. I've discovered that gl_s_r has sold a few in the past, but I can't message him as I'm not a big enough poster.
Any chance somebody could let him know or otherwise point me in the right direction to get hold of some please?
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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby Wicky » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:04 am

It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby Stratman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:40 pm

They are little buggers. Broke mine too.
Two bikes, still only four cylinders!

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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby tony.mon » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:14 pm

They're plastic.
No need for a breaker bar.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby bigbadjonno » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:24 pm

Not through over-tightening unfortunately - I accidentally leaned on the front carb before I had seated it fully in the rubber, it just wonked over a bit and caught the elbow on the head somewhere. Rather a fragile little thing and Mr Honda wants £50+ for the valve assembly.
Judging by the demand for replacement parts, I'm not alone!
Cheers Wicky for the help.

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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby mik_str » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:08 pm

chap called Jack Flash sells brass copies over on the Superhawkforum too if the other options don't pan out for you (what I am using)....
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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby bigbadjonno » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Thanks Mik, I've ordered the ones that Wicky recommended - heartbreaking paying 26 quid for a pair though! :cry:

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Re: Snapped plastic doodahs on carb

Postby mik_str » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:57 am

bigbadjonno wrote:Thanks Mik, I've ordered the ones that Wicky recommended - heartbreaking paying 26 quid for a pair though! :cry:


cause you're paying for all that r&d.... :) BTW, you likely saved a gram or two of weight with those (compared to brass).... not to be discounted (sayeth he of carbon obsession), lol
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