carb joint connection - rubber grip dip repair ?????


Old 07-11-03, 03:54 PM
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carb joint connection - rubber grip dip repair ?????

I have a yamaha big bear 4 wheeler and the pipe (carb joint) that connects the carb to the cylinder is cracked, leaking air and obviously not running well.

I was going to get a new one but they are $ 100+.

A cycle repair shop told me I could try that rubber that you dip handles of tools in to get the grip rubberized.

Has anyone ever tried or heard of this.
Thanks for the advise.
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Old 07-14-03, 12:26 AM
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That sounds like it's worth a try! I have never tried it, but I think it just may work. The stuff doesn't cost much, so you won't be out much if it doesn't. I don't know how tolerant the stuff is to gas might test it out on something else first.
Old 07-15-03, 07:50 PM
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It will work, but the fuel may eventually attack it so I don't know how long it will last. You can stack the odds in your favor by making the part CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN before you apply it.
Old 12-18-06, 06:40 PM
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you can fix it

cut all the rubber away you will find one end will fit a 1 1/2 hose
the other can be turned down with ease by anyone with a lathe
take the two studs out of carb- counter sink these two holes in manifold
and put in two 6mm pan head screws and screw to carb
get 1 1/2 hose (rad hose will do) couple of big nylon ties and your in business i have done many of these it is not a big deal
forget the gook

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