Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

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Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by waidez » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:50 pm

Hey team,

Having some issues with my triple Mikuni 45's leaking fuel. Stuck float valves which I've tried to sort with an air compressor. What would it cost to refurb and who would do this in Auckland? Or would someone have a good set of 40's I could buy/swap? Thanks

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by merlin » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm

I got mine totally recondition at a place on Plunket ave in Wiri. I stripped them (3 X Dellorto )to the bare bones and gave them to the guy for glass blasting, a total rebuild and assembly etc. They looked better than new. It cost around $750. I will take my original Hitachi's to him to do some time.

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by waidez » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:33 pm

Thanks Merlin. Where could I get a rebuild kit from? Cheers.

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by merlin » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:31 pm

Try Ebay. there are a lot of carb specialists. I got mine from ebay (3 complete kits) and they were way cheaper than from NZ

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by limezed » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:14 pm

I had a similar problem with my dhla’s recently. It was caused by a crystallised build up on the jets. Just had to pull them out and clean it off.

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by stevenewenham » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:12 am

Don't know if you will have much luck with Wolf Creek anymore.
Last time I tried to buy jets from there it turned out they had been sold to Futofab, who told me they had run the stock down and were undecided whether they would continue with the Mikuni stuff, and referred me to another guy.

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Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Post by waidez » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:40 pm

Thanks to all. Can't wait to get the Z running as it should again! Also painting the engine bay as still have the original colour.

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