DIY GS float bowl leashes

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

  1. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    if you're riding in a manner that you catch the arm that holds the float on, isn't this just going to create a bigger target to catch on something?

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  2. boxermoose

    boxermoose Regressive airhead Supporter

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    It's your foot that tends to catch the bail - this prevents the run over by another car syndrome

    For a long trip you can also safety wire the bail

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  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    The legnth of the retaining wire is, in the best chopper tradition, customizable.... mine is a bit long for sure...
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  4. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    just pulled it up and throw a zip tie on it. you'll be fine. :D



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  5. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    How about this: instead of the leash coming out the bottom, have it exit just below the lip of the bowl. Just a bit lower than that plug. Make the leash long enough to extend all the way to the bottom of the well, and that way the slack is taken up and less is left dangling.

    If the hole is small enough you probably wouldn't even need a drain hole on the bottom. On second thought, you'd still have to drill a hole in the bottom to knock out the copper plug. So there's your drain hole. But you'd only need it large enough for the 'punch'.
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  6. fgsnyder

    fgsnyder Wandervogel

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    Solo, I hadn't seen this but a friend just lost a float bowl in a tunnel on the Blue Ridge Parkway when his airhead died unexpectedly. I'll be making a set for me and him soon. Thanks for the great info. My R80G/S will be happy. Thanks! Great job.

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  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  8. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    So did mine-

    Muchisimas Gracias!
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  9. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    Same here. Thanks Solo! :clap
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  10. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    Glad they arrived safely :D

    Lookin' forward to youse guys pix of carb leashin'
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  11. Stagehand

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    Thanks, Solo! Got them day before yesterday, and put them on today!

    :thumb

    Who knows if they'll ever come in handy, but they look real butch. :lol3
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  12. Cigars&Scotch

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    I remember when that bike was clean!!!
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  13. Stagehand

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    That lasted for about 10 miles :lol3 Anton took me to a mud track to test ride it :lol3
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  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    ohhh.. I LIKE THE SHRINK WRAP! crap. This means I need to take mine appart and add some of my own shrink :evil

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  15. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    Thanks Solo for the parts.



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  16. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    Two of you thought to add shrink wrap to these? damn :huh
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  17. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    Check out the high performance red wires that get me to beer that much quicker :thumb
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  18. Stagehand

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    Shrink wrap goes on electrical connectors, I'm like Pavlov with that :rofl

    I cut off about 3/4 of an inch or so of the cable, and ran it to the high hole. :eek1 Looks like it will stay out of the way pretty good, and allow the bowl to come off no prob.

    I think when I drilled into the bowl- there was fuel in the cavity :huh I guess the button on top wasnt an awesome seal. We'll see.
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  19. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    well the new cables match your clean heads quite nicely! :ricky
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  20. Cordless

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    What a gret idea and fine execution. Will have to bookmark this thread.

    Thanks Solo et al.
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