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Stuck main nozzle

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Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:33 pm

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Location: North East Ohio
It appears at some point in time some one lined the tanks on this bike with the Kreem. Never use this crap it turns into jell and works it's way into the carbs gumming up every thing. I am attempting to remove the main nozzle from a M17R with no success. Tried soaking with PB blaster for 3 days than soaked over night in acetone best I can get is to push it down about 3/8 of an inch. Any thoughts on how to un stick it ???????

Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:33 pm
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Are you certain they used Kreem ?

Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:49 pm

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Location: North East Ohio
No not 100% but I sent the tanks out to be striped and relined by a local guy who I have known for 20 + years and that was his thinking.

Post Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:04 am

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
Cobb!

Are you certain that a piece of rust-eaten spring isn't caught in the plug threads beneath it?

Easy ones get the cable:
NZLCABLE.jpg

Tough ones get the puller:
NZLPULLR.jpg

.....Cotten
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Post Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:09 pm

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Location: North East Ohio
Cotton
The spring looked to be intact and came right out but I will take a closer look at.
Ingenious idea there Cotton. I was kicking around ideas for a puller but never thought about using a cable.

Post Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:55 pm
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Damn Cotton ! You always amaze me with your ingenuity and how you are quick to improvise. That is a talent Bro !

Post Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:57 pm

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Quick, Pa?

I guess that silver solder is pretty sloppy.
Probably "tool grade" guitar frets.

....Cotten

Post Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:06 pm
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Cotten wrote:
Quick, Pa?

I guess that silver solder is pretty sloppy.
Probably "tool grade" guitar frets.

....Cotten


You are way to modest Tom. I love it though.

Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:40 pm

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Location: North East Ohio
I have seen a you tube video or two were they add a fifth hole to the main nozzle.
Is there any advantage or disadvantage to doing that.

Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:42 am

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
Cobb!

There's all kind of "hop-ups" applied over the years, but without something like dyno data, its all conjuring.

The first production "performance" Linkert was the M-75, which introduced the fifth hole along with its big venturi. It became standard, with other modifications, for all 1 5/16" venturi models.

But actually, five holes was standard for all DLX Scheblers since ~1920!
So the mystery is why Linkert lost one in the beginning.

There is little point of boogering a nozzle when you can get a five-holer new.

....Cotten

Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:51 am

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Location: North East Ohio
These are for M17’s Cotton. I haven’t found any new ones on line and need to reproduce one any way as I gaffed it up getting it out of the body.

Cobb

Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:59 pm

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
Well Cobb,

I have never been trusted with a pair of M17s, left and right.
But I've been througn more than my share of M841L&Rs, and the original nozzles most likely looked the same.
And there was a nozzle seal.
841NZLZ.JPG


....Cotten
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:14 pm

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Location: North East Ohio
They do look to be identical Cotton.
Are the 841 nozzles available I did a quick Google search and did not find any although it a mute point now as I have already written a program and ordered material to make a hand full

Cobb
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