Broken throttle slide plates/ aka direct METAL injection
Posted April 24, 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted April 24, 2004 - 06:50 PM
i ride allot. and my bikes tend to do strange things after lots months of riding them every day. but i have never have a carb slide fall apart.
nice pics. thx.
Posted April 25, 2004 - 07:55 AM
Posted April 25, 2004 - 12:01 PM
Posted April 25, 2004 - 06:34 PM
Posted April 25, 2004 - 10:08 PM
My throttle blipping was just the same even after I had reassembled my top end so I'm hoping you are correct.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 02:43 AM
Posted April 26, 2004 - 03:43 AM
I'm guessing that the cut throttle stop has nothing to do with the problem. It's a normal wear item, like your cam chain that eventually could fail. Of course, I may be wrong. I just making this up as I go along.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 11:45 AM
Posted April 26, 2004 - 01:15 PM
I have gone through two of these slides. First time, I crossed my fingers, replaced the slide, and hoped for no damage. Second time it happened, I freaked out, and pulled the piston, head and cylinder. Everything looked to be in tip-top shape, so I again replaced the slide, fixed my throttle stop, and have had no problems since.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 01:19 PM
so I again replaced the slide, fixed my throttle stop, and have had no problems since.
Ok I knew I heard that somewhere. Thanks for posting.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 02:46 PM
It doesn't seem as obvious to me, but if you've replaced yours 3 times and the stop seemed to cure the problem that may be it. I'm gonna pop my slide back in the carb to see if it goes above the bore and if it's looser up that high. There may be turbulence created in the slot if the slide goes up too high. That's why this site is so great! Lots of different eyes and brains working together, thinking outside the air box.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 03:09 PM
I've also heard theories on backfiring and the likes causing the breakage. My bike will eventually have 13.5:1 compression, so if the backfiring is even an issue, I may stick with the aluminum slide.
So is there any real consensus as to the cause of the slide breaking?
p.s. - I examined the body around the slide and it has visible wear but nothing out of the ordinary. Not sure how long the previous owner has used the carb with the new/harder slide, it may not be an issue.
Posted April 26, 2004 - 03:22 PM
Posted April 27, 2004 - 02:42 AM
Posted April 27, 2004 - 10:33 AM
Posted April 27, 2004 - 11:25 AM
Ok guys just one thing,has everyone who has had a plate fail,have the same corner shear off??
Not 100% sure, but I think so.
Posted April 27, 2004 - 05:51 PM