DIY GS float bowl leashes

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, May 2, 2008.

  1. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    OK, so here we go... I bought everything below from my local True Value Hardware yesterday..

    What you need:

    6 1/2" of 1/16" galv wire (times two)
    One - 22-18 AWG butt splice connector (electrical isle)
    Two - 16-14 AWG Ring terminals (electrical isle)
    One - 8d 2 1/2" nail
    Two - "1040/A" screws (didn't get the measurements, sorry)
    One - 1/16" drill bit
    One - 7/64" drill bit

    The steps:

    Start with this
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    Pull the tacky blue plastic off of the ring connector
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    Crimp it onto the six inch length of galv 1/16" wire (times two wires)
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    Remove the float bowls, drain. Look here, see the cap? That's gotta come out (and go back in)

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    Drill a hole on the outside of the float bowl, on the side that has that cap.. I drilled a pilot hole with a 1/16th bit and followed with a 7/32nd

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    Drop in a 8d by 2 1/2 inch nail and tap out that cap from the previous pix..

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    Find and save that cap, see it here?

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    now cut the butt connector in half..

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    feed the cable thru the hole and crimp on half of that butt connector you just cut..

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    See?

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    replace that cap you saved...

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    Take this back over to your bike, and use a True Value self-tapping screw (store number 1040/A) to secure the loop end of the cable to the carb, using the existing hole... use some blue locktite.

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    When done, it may look like this!

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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Now, that was so cheap and easy you should make ten more kits to share with other ADV members!

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    These ones are going to be mailed out to:

    1.Elmoreman
    2.Datchoo
    3.Stagehand
    4.TVRLA
    5.Putts
    6.baldwithglasses
    7.boxermoose
    8.cigs&hootch
    9.oppcyl
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  3. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    Solo

    You are the man. You are racking up bouku carma points.

    Thanks
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  4. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Complete with nail - I so love you (in a manly man way)
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  5. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    shhh... just don't let the others know:evil
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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Wow. thats totally awesome. :lol3

    thanks dude! :freaky
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  7. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    Luv ya man!:rayof


    PM'd you my shipping address! Thanks!
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  8. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Wow- I :raabia me some Solo Lobo now... :clap
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  9. OldAndBusted

    OldAndBusted Needs a little work...

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    geez, do those float bowls just fall off without this thing or something?
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  10. elmoreman

    elmoreman takin' a break, boss

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    When these bikes are used as they are meant to be used, it is a possibility to catch the lever that holds the float bowl on, thus freeing the float bowl from the carb.

    So...they dont fall off without it, but they do get lost without it!


    You rock, Solo. Great explanation:clap

    I'll PM you my addy in case you dont have it.
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  11. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Doooood! Friggen genius! What a great idea! :bow

    Thanks, mang! :thumb
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  12. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Just so we are all clear on this point...... I ain't no genius:evil ..... my version is just an inferior copy of what you can buy yourself from a German BMW aftermarket company.
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  13. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    a little obsecure FL humor for you my friend...

    "...It's always summer at the beach"

    Name that tune:evil
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  15. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Damn. A music quote and i don't have a clue. I could google, but that's cheating. If I had to guess, it would be Jimmy Buffett. ??? He's always singing about the beach.... other people that sing about the beach really annoy me (elvis, beach boys :puke2 etc)


    Sorry man. FAIL.
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  16. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    wow, not even close... another line in the same song is

    "I wish it would hail in Fort Lauderdale...rain and hail..."
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  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    beach boys? :dunno

    d'oh.. must read better next time.
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  18. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    james taylor??

    nah, that would be "fire and rain" :lol3
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  19. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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    Cindey Lauper?

    No, ok back into the closet.:evil
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  20. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    :rofl

    OK, it's "X".... you guys need to break out of your easy listening thing... you ain't all that old are you? :lol3
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