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CB500 carburettor

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Post by goulton on Fri 03 May 2019, 2:53 pm

Do the pilot screws on these carbs have any sealing compound on them?  There is no mention of this in the Haynes manual.

I have just had to remove the carbs in order to release one of the pilot screws that had locked solid and while they were off the bike decided to do a total clean.  When removing the other pilot screw I noticed that there was a gooey substance around the screw, a bit like the high-viscosity "locking" grease that was used many years ago in the radio industry to guard against vibration.

It may be that this is just a build up of oil and crud around the pilot screw over the years and that the O-ring and spring are adequate to stop the screw moving but I would not like the screw to come loose while on the move.
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Post by ANDYC on Fri 03 May 2019, 3:51 pm

They don't have any locking compound as far as I'm aware.
They're bloody difficult enough to get out as it is.

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