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Carb bowl screws

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Hey drtbk,

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

Thanks for the info,

buff

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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!

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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.

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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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