broke my carb fuel intake nipple KLR650

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  1. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    while taking out my carb to remove the engine, I broke off the fuel intake nipple, (plastic, press fit)

    Any suggestions on a repair?


    dahmmit.

    jaz
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  2. Wolfgang55

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    Can the left in the carb broken part be removed?

    If so there maybe a replacement.

    Usually it is the plastic choke housing at the carb, which get snapped.
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  3. sieg

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  4. whisperquiet

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    Been there/done that...........the breather tube at the top of the carb is a different color, but is the same fitting as the fuel inlet plastic tube on the KLR. Thus, you can switch them out (while you order a new one) and get the bike running.
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  5. DirtyDog

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    Really? Good to know. :thumb

    I've broken one too. It's easy to swap in a replacement. Couple screws holding it in place.
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  6. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    +1.

    When you order a new one order 2 - usefull to have a spare! Broke one before a ride and fabricated one out of copper tubing that lasted the trip.- with a few leaks
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  8. CrankAddict

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    I just did the exact same thing on my bike, I'm not sure that will fit on a carb after 2010. I talked with eaglemike via email today and he's going to buy a few and do some test. He said he would let me know so I will pass it along. On a 2009 and before (gen2) the throttle cable bracket holds the elbows in place if I view the diagram correctly. You can see what id did here. Fast forward to the 10 min mark or so to see how the old one has to be taken out.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7pasZUzCJQ
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  10. lazeebum

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    What is the part number, and who did you buy it from?
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  11. davesupreme

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    can you make one out of a milkcrate?.... :hide
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  12. CrankAddict

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    Im at work at the moment, I will get it for you when I get home. It ended up being a Harley part. I think I found it online for 18bucks.
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  15. CrankAddict

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    No problem, its a pretty simple process but make sure you do it with care. You don't want to flare out that part of the carb or crack it.
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  16. wbbnm

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    Almost a milk crate fix. I was with a guy who did this on the TAT in Oregon. We got to a good old fashioned service station. The mechanic fixed the nipple using a drilled out 22 shell casing and JB Quick Weld. It worked for the rest of the trip. We didn't know at the time that we could have used one of the breather nipples.
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  17. CrankAddict

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    A .22 I was thinking it was more 9mm lol. I'll have to remember that if I ever get stuck. How did you break it? I dropped mine doing the KLX kit.
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  19. wbbnm

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    I didn't break mine. There were 3 of us on KLRs. One guy's are filter had gotten so dirty the bike would hardly run. We were trying to drain some gas into a plastic bag for the cleaning. Two of us still had the vacuum valve enabled which made draining inconvenient. But one guy didn't. He was having trouble getting the fuel line off the gas tank. He is not a very patient person, so he jerked it as hard as he could and broke the nipple at the carb.
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  20. davesupreme

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