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sawyerphoto

USA
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  23:21:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a problem with fuel boiling in my carbs on my 75 Norton 850 Commando. I noticed that my BSA Hornet/Lightning Bitsa has what looks like asbestos gaskets between the carbs and the engine (I might be way off here since I'm no expert). I'm wondering if I can put the same gaskets on the Norton and help with my over-heated fuel problem.

Don7

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/12/2006 :  17:20:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your carbs are overheating it is advisable to install insulating gaskets of some kind.I have done this on several machines in the past
with no problem,provided you have sufficient clearance.I have even seen people modify their manifolds and install rubber hose between the two halves (mostly on race machines). I don't know where you live but in cold winter areas the mod should be removed to prevent the carbs freezing while riding.(Very embarassing when you shut off for a stop light but the bike doesn't). Don7

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