Carb bowl screws


9 replies to this topic
  • c9buff

Posted October 22, 2008 - 03:58 AM

#1

I took the bowl off the carb and in the process mangled the heads on the phillips head screws. Seems everyone has this problem that I talked to.

Anyone know if there are replacements that would do a better job.

buff

  • matt4x4

Posted October 22, 2008 - 04:28 AM

#2

you need a special japanese Spec#2 philips screwdriver for them!
(No, I'm not pulling your leg...)
http://www.amessuppl...=DE&fid=1404070

  • buggs bunny

Posted October 22, 2008 - 07:05 AM

#3

just take your mangled screw to the local hadrware store or motor cycle shop and match the thread size and leangth with allen head screws.they take alot more abuse than a phillip head screw.

  • drtbk4ever

Posted October 22, 2008 - 07:32 AM

#4

The allen head screws you find on the top of the carb are a perfect replacement for those brass like screws. So I ordered 4 of those allen head screws from my dealer. I only got 3 so I notched the remaining phillips type screw with a hacksaw so at least I can get it on and off with a slotted screw driver.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 22, 2008 - 07:45 AM

#5

just take your mangled screw to the local hadrware store or motor cycle shop and match the thread size and leangth with allen head screws.they take alot more abuse than a phillip head screw.


This is the best way to fix the problem....however yamaha finally figured it out with their 07+ bikes as they already come with allen bolts:banana:

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  • Charles De Mar

Posted October 22, 2008 - 08:03 AM

#6

I always replace the phillips with allen button tops. On everything. If I unscrew it with a Philips I replace it. ALWAYS!

  • c9buff

Posted October 22, 2008 - 06:44 PM

#7

Hey drtbk,

Are those the allens that hold the top cover on that gives access to the needle?

Thanks for the info,

buff

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 22, 2008 - 07:31 PM

#8

Hey drtbk,

Are those the allens that hold the top cover on that gives access to the needle?

Thanks for the info,

buff


those would be the ones!

  • drtbk4ever

Posted October 23, 2008 - 06:44 AM

#9

those would be the ones!



Yep, those are the ones. I couldn't find any at the hardware store nor the bolt supply warehouse. That is why I had to order them from Yamaha.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 23, 2008 - 07:15 AM

#10

Yep, those are the ones. I couldn't find any at the hardware store nor the bolt supply warehouse. That is why I had to order them from Yamaha.


i think my dad found them at home depot but none the less ordering the oem ones are still cheap and well worth it:ride:




 
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