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firstone

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83 Floats
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:04:59 PM »
Hello Carb Gurus.  What can you tell me about 83 floats?  I have a repaired float which appears to be coming apart.  Are they hollow or made of some sort of closed foam?  Assuming it can be re-repaired what would be the correct adhesive?


Kiwi

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Re: 83 Floats
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 07:42:22 PM »
My 82 float is made of solid foam... i dunno if the 83 is the same... but hope it helps
US 82 XZ550 with the flapper Airbox

h2olawyer

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Re: 83 Floats
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 08:18:01 PM »
83 floats are foam.  Don't know how to glue them back together, though.

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Re: 83 Floats
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 12:13:20 AM »
You need new ones.

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Re: 83 Floats
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 01:17:26 AM »
The problem is that 83 floats are rarer than unobtanium.  Repair is really the only option with these.  An 82 float is quite different and can be easily found.

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If you have an accident on a motorcycle, it's always your fault. Tough call, but it has to be that way. You're in the right, and dead -on a bike. The principle is not to have any accident. If you're involved in an an accident, it's because you did not anticipate. Then, by default, you failed.