needle valve

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  1. ct66rider

    ct66rider New Member

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    so i lost my needle valve under my friends porch today where can i buy a new one or should i invest in an aftermarket carb?
     
  2. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    u can get 3 stock carbs for 25 on ebay lol
     
  3. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    Go under there you might find the parts that I lost!!
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    how can it be lost if you know it's under the porch?
     
  5. corgi1

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    Why is every one under that porch:confused:
     
  6. ct66rider

    ct66rider New Member

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    cause i cant go tearin up his porch
     
  7. captainrichhill

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    Why would you tear down your carb under his porch? The light can't be too good under there..... : )

    Sorry for your loss. We are just kidding with you. I can't stand that stuff. And you can't ride your bike. : (
     
  8. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    pm me ur adress and i'll mail u the part u need
     
  9. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I'd send you one but I shipped my last (wasn't even a spare) one out to some shmoe that tried to sell it with his other stuff in the swap shop...
     
  10. gudenarrd

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    I lost mine too and went to a small engine repair shop and found one that was the right thread but it had a longer more pointed needle one the end and it looks like all it does is keep the slide moving up and down for idle will this be a problem do i need to get the same exact one that fell out
     
  11. Gareth

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    If you saw where it went under....go fishing with a magnetic pickup tool. A little patience should retrieve it.
     
  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Brass is not magnetic.
    The part is not called a needle valve.
    It's called a slide needle.

    Just for continuity....
     
  13. Gareth

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    True, but if he hasn't removed the clip before losing the needle....

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  14. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I don't think he means "needle valve". He's talking about the idle speed screw. To the member who found one at a small engine shop; If the thread is the same and if its long enough you can round off the pointed end a little and it should work. All it does is block downward movement of the slide (barrel) to raise or lower engine idle speed. The original one is steel so can be picked up with a magnet. Just hope the spring stayed on it or you'll have to search for it too. Do not install it with Loctite as one member suggested in another thread. If the screw tends to back out you can stretch the spring to help keep pressure on the head of the screw so it will stay in place.
    Tom
     
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