S&S carb

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by macmic87, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. macmic87

    macmic87 Member

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    was getting into looking into things and it is time to check out the float bowl. bought bike 7 days ago and have no idea how long it sat. taking off the air filter housing and then the base plate. had to remove 2 looks like banjo bolts going into the heads. one is good the other is buggered up. missing o ring with silicone on it. also the area where the o ring goes is damaged. what is the purpose of this line? and where to get new bolt and o ring?
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The banjo bolts are how the heads breathe. Go easy on the tightening of these bolts, you say 1 is already bunged up? You may need to heli coil that one
     
  5. macmic87

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    it is not the threads that are the problem, it is the area that the o rings go on.
     
  6. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    It was probably run for a while with a loose breather bolt on that head for a while and the vibration scored or gouged it is my guess.
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  7. macmic87

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    so far I have not been able to find an exact replacement bolt. seems there has been an upgrade made to the bolt and mounting hardware for the filter base plate. this upgrade allows for the breather to remain attached to the engine and a separate nut to attach the base plate.
     
  8. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Is the upgrade according to S&S? Have you been on there web page.
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  9. macmic87

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  10. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Looks like a plan. Good luck with it.
    tourbox