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Old 04-08-2014, 02:08 AM
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After I live forever, I hope my box is padded ---- hope I have enough that they don't have to use a cardboard box..............though, I guess I wouldn't know.....
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:10 AM
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Exactly! I gave up allot of stuff in the last 2 months including beer, coffee, Mexican food , pizza, basically I cant eat anything that tastes really good, (sodium) or drink anything that gives me any kind of buzz so I think I can have a little fun on my motor bike... I do wear a dot approved helmet so at least my head is covered. i am really careful and have good brakes, I am constantly maintaining the bike.


Sounds like you need your motorized bicycle to keep from going total bonkers!!
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:11 AM
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Took my carb apart because of excessive flooding and what do I find.... Tiny partials of what looks like plastic in the float bowl area. Cleaned that up put silicone around the intake area. I'm positive I've tracked down the flooding issue. When I get off work I will test her out!
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:14 AM
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Why Silicone?
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:14 PM
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To seal up where the carb attaches to the intake. It probably didn't need it, but my OCD kicked in.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:17 PM
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I alway put a thin skim of either rtv gray or rtv black silicone all the way around intake tube, I push carb onto tube with float bowl pointing outward and then when the carb is seated all the way up on tube I twist carb into place, this willl cause the thin skim of silicone to be forced into the slots between the petals and completely seals them so when carb is tightened down this is almost zero chance of an air leak between carb and intake tube, been doing it this way since my first build in 2009 and never had one leak yet, and as a matter of fact, when I've had to take any of my carbs off, the silicone stays in the slots and then I just slide it right back on and retighten and it is resealed as good as before, I didnt think of this myself and its been so long Icant remember who had told me that they did theirs this way back when I was a new member of this forum but it was someone of the forum who suggested I do it this way because it was an excellent technique to make sure there would not be an air leak in that area, worked great and I've done it on every single china girl I've used the NT carb on since, the gray works great and is virtually invisible because it blends right in with the aluminum color of the carb and once it is set up fuel has no effect on it and unless the carb is leaking never gets any fuel on it anyway.

Just another one of those simple little technique s than can prevent a problem....

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Old 04-10-2014, 01:28 PM
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Fair enough.
So it (silicone) does have a use.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:19 PM
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Fair enough.
So it (silicone) does have a use.
Yes one of the few..... I does a great job of sealing cracks around the outside of a building if it an area that doesnt need painting and it does a good job of filling small screw holes in a sheet metal roof........

Not to fond of silicone for automotive use or on engines in general though, maybe a dab on the corner of the oil pan and timing chian cover and maybe a dab on the corners on the intake manifold but silicone can cause problem in the cooling system and can plug up a lot of things....

I high tack aviation gasket sealer the best for most applications....

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Today was a beautiful day in NC- mid 70'S, mostly sunny. I rode in to work to pick up schedules. 19 miles each way, and the bike ran well- I run a 36 t sprocket, and had a nice cruise speed @ 30 without winding out the Rpm's. Today was a good day-
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:58 PM
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Today was a beautiful day in NC- mid 70'S, mostly sunny. I rode in to work to pick up schedules. 19 miles each way, and the bike ran well- I run a 36 t sprocket, and had a nice cruise speed @ 30 without winding out the Rpm's. Today was a good day-
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Excellent.... wish I could ride today.... 80's here in central Texas....
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