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I'm in the process of rebuilding the carbs on my 82A. In taking the vacuum chambers off each carb and the slides with needles, I have one needle that is firmly set in the slide, unlike the others that are wobbley (?). Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I might do to loosen up this particular needle? Thanks, Dan.
 

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Wow, that's a new one. How about some PB Blaster?



EDIT: I see what you're talking about. Thought you meant the needle was stuck in the seat.
 

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On a 1000 carb the needles are removable. They can be unscrewed using a straigt blade screwdriver from inside the slide. If you go this route make sure you pay strict attention to any washers under the screw as this is a critical tunning point. If it were me I would take that one apart and another one and try to determine if they are setup differently.
 

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just as Whisker said, goes for the 1100's. there is a plug on the top of the slide, remove that and take a flat headed screw driver and remove the needle
 

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I had one on my 1200 stuck. It was stuck with varnish. Some spray carb cleaner should do the trick. Dont overdo it as that stuff is harmfull to your seals.
 

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It took a bit of PB Blaster and about 30 seconds soaking to break the slide needle loose. Thanks for the suggestions.
Dan
 
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