DIY GS float bowl leashes

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    bleaknessengine Been here awhile Supporter

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  4. Box'a'bits

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    Make them up yourself. Easy as.

    The downside of these is it makes doing stuff round the float bowls a little more complicated, especially if you want to tip the fuel back into the tank. I had that issue when I was doing jetting changes to my sidecar. You either need to unscrew the leashes, or create a clip system.
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    Yes, that's the way I secure them on Gus. That has the advantage of keeping the bale in place.

    I thought you had 40mm bings on your bike? I prefer the 32's on Gus too.
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    I have the 800cc powerup kit on my bike, so 32mm Bings. I'm not embarrassed for power or torque. :-)
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  8. Big John Sny

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    Just saw this. I dropped a bowl about a year ago. had the battery down because the instrument charging bulb gets a little flaky in the cold (i know I should solder in a resistor), i push started the bike and I must have kicked the bowl. Got half way home and noticed I smelled gas. I looked down to see gas running down my boot. I was in the far left lane of a busy 6 lane street at a red light. So I waited for the green, got through the intersection and got to the right as fast as I could, but the bowl was already gone. walked back up the busy road to find shattered splinters of my bowl. I end up zip tying up the float and start trying to push start it again (hadn't charged up the battery enough yet) and rolled home exhausted and cold. Was a rough day. Hadn't ever thought of the bowl coming off before that.
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    I think it's been mentioned, that if a puff of wind blows the bail arm backwards, fix it.
    Maybe it was J Day.
    Bend the bail as/where required to increase its pressure on the bowl (thus making the bail more difficult to move)
    I have a small wrestle to get my bails off and I have to pull both sides of the bail at once, otherwise it sorta won't come off.
    A small file can be used to 'Square up' the ends of the two little ribs under the bowl. The ribs are there to retain the bail. If the rib ends are rounded from years of use, the bail will slip over the rib ends easily.
    So fix the bail and file ye rib ends. Ye'll nought kick the fockers off.
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    Arktasian Lets call it Naturalized

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    Can't seem to find my bails?
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    Hanging just below yer bowel.
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    Arktasian Lets call it Naturalized

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    If this is like pirate chat, would that be like the "porto biffy bowel" you strap on the back of your RS?
    But seriously, can't find my Bings either.
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  15. Arktasian

    Arktasian Lets call it Naturalized

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    Jim, perhaps there might be a modicum of “off riding season” cabin fever at play?
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    Mikuni, dellorto, kehin, problem solved. :D
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    Yeah nah. Depends on what you ride, your footwear, & obviously how many kms the bike / carbs have on them.

    I wear Tech 3 boots, & the boot clips are enough to hook on the bale & flip that off. I had similar experiences with hiking boots - both times I lost the float bowls it was on the left side.

    I use zip ties AND a leash on the left carb, & just the leash on the right. Not interested in limping home on one carb thanks.

    Not going near VM Mikunis after a couple of riders here mentioned the poor mileage they were getting from them, even after tuning. My bikes are thirty enough as is.
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  18. Wildmojo2

    Wildmojo2 Been here awhile

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    No floatbowl leashes for me. I made a clip to secure the brace.

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    Now you need to make a clip to secure that clip :D

    Kidding of course. Great idea !
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  20. Prutser

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    I used these key rings to secure the float bowl. Cut it in half and secure both ends to the carb and bowl.
    Now it’s easy to unscrew the middle to take off the bowl completely.