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Anyone know where these can be purchased? Looks like TAS no longer stocks them, that I can see. I had a fairly new one inexplicably deteriorate - my left carb was leaking at the float bowl gasket and when I opened it up the top of the plug was all chewed up looking. I wonder if the float is perhaps not set too high allowing the plug to be immersed in fuel.



Anyhow, I'll need a new one.
 

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Several years back, someone posted about using the top plug from a Bic ballpoint pen as a plug for the slow jet. I have not tried this and a little unsure how the plastic would react with the fuel. If you have an old pen, I suppose you could pop the end cap and throw it in a container of fuel and see what happens in a couple of days.
 

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Several years back, someone posted about using the top plug from a Bic ballpoint pen as a plug for the slow jet. I have not tried this and a little unsure how the plastic would react with the fuel. If you have an old pen, I suppose you could pop the end cap and throw it in a container of fuel and see what happens in a couple of days.


sounds like a worthwhile experiment - thanks.
 

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I have some cheap leather punches I use for making my own gaskets.I found a really thick piece of rubber(And old car floor mat) and punched a piece out to fit.I heated the end a bit to it spread so it would go down the tube AND used a real little it of super glue on it very carefully so as not to let any drip down and block the jet below.



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Anyone know where these can be purchased? Looks like TAS no longer stocks them, that I can see. I had a fairly new one inexplicably deteriorate - my left carb was leaking at the float bowl gasket and when I opened it up the top of the plug was all chewed up looking. I wonder if the float is perhaps not set too high allowing the plug to be immersed in fuel.



Anyhow, I'll need a new one.




give dave silver spares a try or wemoto i hope this can be some help









1979 cx 500
 
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