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« on: August 04, 2013, 04:17:07 PM »

Stupid mistake. I was cleaning my carbs and rejetting, I dropped one of the leaf springs, before I found it I stepped on it and bent the tines. I tried bending them back and snapped one. How crucial do you feel having both tines is?
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 06:17:24 AM »

Hi,
Not familiar with your terminology. Post a photo?
Thanks,
Ben
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 08:51:37 AM »

I think they arent too crucial. They keep the floats from falling all the way down when the bowl is empty, and letting the float valve fall out. Also it  helps to keep the floats from getting stuck once the bowl re-fills. In fact, I'm pretty sure there is no setting to check on them, they are just set to be below full open on the float valve.
Losing one wing shouldnt harm anything.

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 10:00:25 AM »

The leaf springs themselves hold the push in style main jets in place via pressure from the bowl. The tangs or tines whatever they're called on the leaf spring keep it from twisting left to right. I feel losing one of those tines shouldn't be all that big a deal as there is still upward pressure on the jet. I don't know.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 10:15:12 AM »

I think you will be fine.  As long as it is still putting pressure on the jet, i don't think its going anywhere.  Plus, there isn't a whole of room in the bowl for them to spin. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 12:10:26 PM »

Well I made it to and from the northeast cafe racer convergence and the rockers reunion so I gues I'm fine. Thanks guys. Oxford and back this Sunday.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 08:04:42 PM »

Well I made it to and from the northeast cafe racer convergence and the rockers reunion so I gues I'm fine. Thanks guys. Oxford and back this Sunday.

Lets meet up on Sunday. I haven't decided on riding my red 750F or my red/white/blue FZR600.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 12:47:12 PM »

I'm heading up from north Kingstown, where a friend of mine is meeting me on his *cough ironhead bobber. From there were meeting some guys at a coffee shop in providence on wickenden st. And then meeting some rockers at the vanilla bean which is somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 03:42:52 PM »

I'll be there in the AM with a few of the guys from here. Still undecided on what I'll be riding, but enjoy your trip up and I hope to catch you if we're there at the same time.

Vanilla Bean is a popular meet-up in Pomfret, CT.
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