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Well... somehow I managed to lose one of the idle screw washers.

I don't know if I threw it out with the bath water, or if it got blown into a distant corner of my shop.

Does anyone know the purpose of the washer? Is it just there to protect the o-ring from the spring... or does it serve another purpose? I've looked at parts breakdowns but can't tell if the washer goes above the o-ring, or below?

I didn't realize there were washers and o-rings in there until it was too late.


I've searched all over town, and haven't been able to find a place that carries one that small.
 

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Thanks for the info and the link bandit, I really appreciate it.




Now if I can just figure out where the heck to get a tiny little washer... I've literally been crawling around on the floor with a flashlight lookin' for it.


I hate to have to buy a whole rebuild kit, just for one washer.
 

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I just received a new set of idle screw washers and 0-rings from Instructorpilot!


Thank you so much!!

I'm headed out to the shop right now to put the carburetor back together, so I can get it back on my CX tomorrow. YAY!!!!!!!!!


Maybe now I'll be able to hear it run for the first time since I've gotten it home.

I managed to get it started once when I picked the bike up at the previous owners house a few weeks ago, but that was only at an idle, and not for very long before it died... then I ran the battery dead trying to get it started again.

The carburetor was clogged up with so much varnish that both the float needles were glued shut, the choke was stuck closed, and the throttle butterflies wouldn't move freely.



Ok... gotta' go have some fun!!




Thank you Instructorpilot, for the very kind envelope chock full of goodies .... all the way from Florida! Christmas came early this year.
 

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This thread, and most other threads on this forum, illustrate important functions for life. A fellow enthusiast got into a repair parts dilemma and someone kindly lent a hand (with spare parts) to help him over his obstacle. After the problem was solved he returned to give thanks to his benefactor. A simple communication loop, but once completed it exemplified a quality human experience. It was satisfying to the guy with the problem, to the person(s) who helped, and even to the idle readers of the thread. I wish to thank everyone for their civility and humanity. Wouldn't it be a better world if we could get 50% of the people in it to lose a tiny washer and the other 50% to offer a replacement?

Regards,
 
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