Heating element on carb broke...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mister mars, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. mister mars

    mister mars n00b

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    The heating element on my carb broke.
    Must I replace this, or will the bike operate OK without it?
    In SF Bay Area, California so not the same as Michigan...

    Thanks for any help
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  2. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    I had same issue - it broke when I was pulling wire out. I JBwelded it together and put it back.
    Works fine.
    You probably dont need it, but if you go up at elevation where it's colder you may freeze carb. Unlikely, but possible.
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  3. AdvGa

    AdvGa Long timer

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    I had the same thing happen and did what the above post did with no problem until I got the New Part in:

    #63 – 60031003000 -HEATING ELEMENT CARB. HEAT. 05 -about $10.00
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  4. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    YUP, they do that. I've broke a lot and found a lot broke. The 03-04's don't have these, do they freeze up?
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  5. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I own a Dec 2003 and experienced carb freezing twice. The temp was 8C very damp weather and 12C raining. That is not very often, is it? in 9 years. The location was Greece in mountainous areas.
    Cheers.
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  6. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    If its already back together I wouldn't worry about it, order the part so you'll have it on hand next time you're in there. I probably went 50k without one.
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