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post #1 of 9 Old 03-19-2019, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Idle mixture screw missing Oring and washer

I see this is a common issue here! Hope to get the small oring at NAPA- guess it kind of holds the screw in place and seals the passage, is the washer necessary too?

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-19-2019, 11:39 PM
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The washer is what applies even pressure on the O-ring, helping it seal. IIRC, I bought the correct size washers at Fastenal, but had to order them. Local store didn't have them in stock

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-27-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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parts unlimited makes a rebuild kit that comes with all new jets and all orings and bowl gasket for $35.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Parts-Unlim...UAAOSwf29cT3cw

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-27-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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Those are precision parts. I would only replace them with genuine Honda parts. It's only a few dollars and you know you got it right.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-27-2019, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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SOLVED- they were in the port- not lost! Reused, and after a cleaning/altering, the bike started and runs fine.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-04-2019, 06:25 PM
 
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Those are precision parts. I would only replace them with genuine Honda parts. It's only a few dollars and you know you got it right.
typically I agree with you 100% on this. however some brands are capable of making decent aftermarket parts. parts unlimited has a good reputation. and I just finished using this kit and I have to say comparing it to brands like quadboss it's far better than they are.
the jets were all exactly the same and the bowl gasket fit nice and snug into the groove of the bowl and was a perfect fit. something a lot of aftermarket kits get wrong.
I've never had a bad parts unlimited experience. the brake levers i bought for my old R6 were exact replicas of the yamaha parts. I kept them on there for many years until I took it racing and installed pazzo racing levers.

ill also let you in on a secret, I worked at a kawasaki, suzuki, polaris, yamaha dealership as a mechanic. dealers aren't buying factory parts for carbs etc unless you bring it to them. at least thats how this place i worked at did. one reason I didnt like working for them. but its actually a common thing among dealerships. parts from japan can take 2-3 weeks to get. and the parts do not come as kits. everything is individually sold. so it will be 3 times more expensive. and so if it's not avail they buy the junk for your bike. I did my best to get oem parts for carbs but a lot of times it's no longer made and if K&L didn't make it, we had to use the junk stuff.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-04-2019, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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My previous post states this was a non issue for me- the ring and washer were in the chamber!

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-06-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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I'm glad you found the parts. But about aftermarket parts. I have had decent luck with aftermarket parts made for a specific application. I have a number of aftermarket parts on my Sportster. But I would never use parts from a hardware store. These are not designed for motorcycle use, may not fit properly, may not be made out of the right material, and a number of other problems. On my Sportster the stock vacuum petcock was leaking, and I did not want another vacuum petcock, because I like to be able to drain the tank. So I bought an aftermarket Pingle petcock from J&P cycles and it works just fine.

And yes, in many cases with old or rare bikes, like the Rebel 450, the parts are no longer available, and you have to improvise. I understand people are making their own cylinder base gaskets for these bikes. But using home made or non bike specific parts requires quite a bit more skill and a good understanding of how things work than simply bolting together stock parts. I have fabricated a lot of vehicle parts, but I am a professional mechanic with 36 years experience, and have built a number of hot rods and race cars. So far I have never had anything fail that caused a safety issue. You need to have more than a casual interest in this sort of thing to get it right. Right here on this site I have seen a number of bikes built buy people who had no idea what they were doing, and were rolling death traps. I can only hope that nobody died on them.

There used to be a guy on this forum named Henry Inva, who definitely knew what he was doing. Does anyone know what happened to him?
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There used to be a guy on this forum named Henry Inva, who definitely knew what he was doing. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Not sure. He hasn't visited the forum in almost three years.

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