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Carb Fuel Inlet Replacement

Ok, here's some pics of the process of changing the broken plastic fuel inlet. I tried just to pull it out with some vice grips but it was pressed in too tight, so here's what worked-
I can't take all the credit, there is a pretty good guide on the CVP site...

Tear off the plastic section to reveal this brass insert:


I cut off the end of a Q-tip and soaked it in oil, then pushed it into the inlet to keep any brass shavings from falling into the bowl:


1/4-20 tap. only ran it in about a quarter inch just enuff to get a few thread cut for the screw to get a hold:


gather the parts for you "puller" 1/4-20 screw, nut, washer and socket that will fit over the brass:


assemble them together and screw into the brass insert like this:


start to tighten down the nut and the insert will come right out:


here is the insert almost all the way out:


And completely removed showing the end of the cut Q-tip which worked perfectly to keep any brass out of the bowl:


Next to install the new all brass elbow from CV Performance...
 

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Re: Carb Fuel Inlet Replacement

Finally got the new inlet from CV Performance. Simple install - square it up and tap it in with a wood block. Once the carb was back on the bike, I noticed the minimal clearance between the new brass and the rear head. Not sure if vibrations will cause an issue, I doubt it but will keep an eye on it. Went for a short ride and no leak = cool :D




 

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You might as well do it while you have the carb off anyway, and it's easy/cheap insurance. That plastic inlet will eventually give you problems and you don't want to be 100 miles away from home when it does...
 

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I got the new fuel inlet installed - no leak - all is good. (look back a few posts for pics)
 

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thanks for the info Greedy, I looked at my stock inlet, its pretty close too, Ill get around to replacing mine, i can see some hairline cracks, no leaks yet,
+1

Mine is the same, looks like its been outside for a long time, but holding up at the moment. Maybe do that on my next service.
 

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So I was running down the highway yesterday enjoying the ride when my air cleaner just fell off... I looked over my shoulder just in time to see it go under the tire of the car behind me. I didn't even bother to stop - I know it was totally smashed.

Does anyone have the stock rubber adapter boot that goes between the mouth of the carb and air cleaner housing? willing to part with it? I'll pay shipping>>>
 

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Cut the stock mounts off the backbone and set the king tank on, I love the shape & hate the paint... now I have lotsa wiring and hoses (T-stat) to clean up. Here's a teaser:

 

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I think Rat said he ran his headlight wires up the inside of the back bone. Anyone else do that?
 

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Tank looks great. I have headlight, blinkers, and horn wires going through the back bone...... Now, ask me how many of those get used on a regular basis.....
 

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Tank looks great. I have headlight, blinkers, and horn wires going through the back bone...... Now, ask me how many of those get used on a regular basis.....
There is no way you could ever hear that horn over your pipes anyway, especially since they broke off at the joint!
 

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Any chance you remember how the wiring worked for the taillight? I am trying to wire mine and am having difficulties.. the aftermarket light has a blk and a red.. the bike has a red, a red/blu, and a black/yellow.. your bike is awesome and has partially inspired my build..thanks
Hey DC - thanks for the complement. The plate mount I got from Road 6 Customs, here's a link to their ebay store:

Model A side mount license plate bracket 2008-2011 | eBay

It's made to mount via a 25mm Harley axle bolt, but the axle bolt on the Vulcan isn't long enuff. I mounted it via the 12 x 1.25mm threaded bung, had to weld a washer over the 25mm hole to reduce it to fit the 12mm bolt.

The tail light is just a Model A style that I picked up from a local early Ford restoration shop for a song. I'll get you a side view pic in a bit.

-G
 
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