05 carb question

4 replies to this topic
  • dman450f

Posted August 24, 2005 - 05:06 PM


hey guys, so I just finished installing my zip ty fuel screw, all went well. My question is , have you noticed that after you tighten the clamp on the intake/carb that the carb still is a little loose ? I mean you can still turn it on the intake pretty easy...thoughts???

  • clark4131

Posted August 24, 2005 - 06:48 PM


There is a little spacer-type stop that prevents the ring from tightening all the way. If you remove it, you'll get it real tight. However, after doing it this way for a while, you will stretch the ring and will ultimately need a new one. They're cheap, so I just considered it a normal wear item...SC

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  • dman450f

Posted August 25, 2005 - 04:02 AM


thanks clark...again...

  • 450 Hurricane

Posted August 25, 2005 - 05:46 AM


I've had my carb off several times and it has never been loose after I retightened the clamps. One time, however, I didn't get the boot seated properly and no matter how hard I tightened the clamp, the carb was still loose. After I fired it up, I could hear the air leak and realized something was loose. The boot wasn't fully seated on the underside of the carb. After I got the boot to properly seat around the carb and retightened clamp all was well.

  • Joe Reitman

Posted August 25, 2005 - 02:18 PM


When I removed the fuel screw cover I simply rotated the carb without loosening clamp to access it. Looks like that is indeed the way they are designed.


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