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I had my carburetors out to check why I was getting a klunk when warming up the bike. I found my #4 vacuum slide was sticking when in the down position - so much so that I would have to carefully pry it up to get it out. After looking for a while, I noticed that the needle jet where the piston needle seats was uneven - probably from re-installing it with a metal punch - and 'grabbing' the needle from the piston. I removed the jet and cleaned up the hole with a drill about the same size (slightly smaller) than the hole in the jet. My question: will I be ok with this or is this a close tolerance hole that I would have damaged and need to order a new one (with whomever carries them)?
 

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Hi BTubb, those things don't respond well to being reamed, you probably need a new carburetor.
 

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Bite the bullet and buy a new needle and jet. They come together.
The reason for the high price $30 to $40 is that they are precision formed to meter fuel. Drilling will not do.
 

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Any idea where I can order these? Any part numbers?
 

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Needle set , jet 16012-MB9-004 = 34,38$ from HDLparts.
You have to google them yourself , - this computermongol dont now how to put in a link .
Nice compagny , good service and prices !
 

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Part ordered through HDLparts. I called them and spoke to "Keith". They will ship it Friday (or so they say). Said I should have it by next Wednesday. Total is $40 and change.. ouch. But if it fixes my thunk when warming up the bike, it will be worth it.
 
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