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bowl gaskets 05 May 2020 11:28 #825051

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Can you re-use float bowl gaskets if they are not damaged ? Thanks..

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bowl gaskets 05 May 2020 11:41 #825052

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I have done that and I didn't have any problems. However, if the gaskets are really old they can get very hard, so if that's the case you may want to replace them. Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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bowl gaskets 05 May 2020 11:56 #825056

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When I rebuilt my carburetors, I rejuvenated the gaskets by soaking them in Liquid Wrench silicone spray lubricant & let them sit overnight in a sealed container. I didn't know this at the time, but the LW can said the product was good for paper gaskets or something to that effect.

ps: prior to installation, I probably let them air dry so that any solvents could evaporate.
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bowl gaskets 05 May 2020 15:14 #825074

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Yes, I have. As long as they are good to go. No damage, nice looking. But if hard? Soak in a light petroleum oil, little gas mixture.
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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