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I have a 1976 kz750b and I have had a common problem between my original BS38 and parts carburetors. My starter body slides have seemed to be seized from the aluminum oxidation from the starter body itself. Is there any methods of removing the slide such as a chemical soak or heating it? I would like to reuse the slide also as I haven’t been able to find any for sell. I would very much appreciate help as it has held up my entire restoration project.
 

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Have you tried to spray the tops of the slides with penetrating oil? Let it soak in and respray as many times as needed.
 

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I have soaked it in a bath out penetrating oil for about a week one time and it did nothing. I might try again with a Different brand though and see if it works any better. Thank you
 

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I had the same issue with my (starter) choke slides as well. It took some patience but I was able to extract and reuse all of them.

You can also try to put penetrating oil into the passageways that supply the extra fuel for the starter circuit. Attack it from all sides possible.
 

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What product did you use? Liquid Wrench is the one I use. Kroil is supposed to be the best, but it's kind of pricy. LW is readily available & has done well in a number of tests floating around the internet. Regular wd40 isn't a penetrant & their new penetrating oil isn't much better than pb blaster which isn't that great.
 

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I use both Liquid Wrench and Deep Creep. Sometimes one will work better than the other for a given application.
 
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