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Old 01-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

I'm looking to clean/rebuild the stock CV's on my '02 TBird.
I'm having a problem locating a quality seal kit. Bike Bandit has the cheap ones which are poorly rated. JP cannot guarantee a proper fit on the more expensive "James" kit...but I know this can't be a hard-to-find item. I've spent some time on the threads but cannot find any specifics.
These carbs have probably never been removed as it's a low miler, so I want to give it some love. Some have said it's not necessary to renew all of the seals, but in my experience with small block Chevy's, it's a no brainer. I've always replaced them all when the carb comes apart.
The bike ran very nice on my only ride late last year, so I'm not wanting to re-jet or tinker with the setup, just clean, calibrate, and install new seals.
Any information of vendors or part numbers would be helpful.

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Hello All,

I'm looking to clean/rebuild the stock CV's on my '02 TBird.
I'm having a problem locating a quality seal kit. Bike Bandit has the cheap ones which are poorly rated. JP cannot guarantee a proper fit on the more expensive "James" kit...but I know this can't be a hard-to-find item. I've spent some time on the threads but cannot find any specifics.
These carbs have probably never been removed as it's a low miler, so I want to give it some love. Some have said it's not necessary to renew all of the seals, but in my experience with small block Chevy's, it's a no brainer. I've always replaced them all when the carb comes apart.
The bike ran very nice on my only ride late last year, so I'm not wanting to re-jet or tinker with the setup, just clean, calibrate, and install new seals.
Any information of vendors or part numbers would be helpful.

Thanks,

Dan
Have had the CVK carbs dismantled on several occasions on both present and previous triples mainly to try various jetting options and never renewed any seals. The float bowl seal would only need replacing when it 'flattens' out and given the small amount of torque necessary on the f/b screws they can stand many removals and refitting.
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Thanks for the input Cuba, I guess the seals are a lot more forgiving on the CV's but mostly I'm afraid of running across an old or brittle seal without a replacement. I would like to have a kit on hand just in case. I'll be taking the carbs off as soon as I get my garage heater set up. My goal is to take care of the little things, then set it and foget it....at least until I get some good saddle time in this next season.
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Jaman: Contact Sudco.com. They have all the parts in stock, and you can even buy the float bowl Orings by themselves, or as a kit. tommyturbo2
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When I called Sudco, the guy on their end asked me what bike the carbs were on, I told him a 99 Triumph TBS, and he couldn't tell me fast enough that I could only get parts from Triumph. I said, really?
So I used all of Sudco's catalog information to find the parts on JetsrUs.com.
If you call Sudco, I hope you have better luck than I did...
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I've used BikeBandit for years and always get OEM genuine Triumph parts from them. I've had my 99 Legend carbs apart at least 5 or 6 times in the past 14 years and agree that you should find no issues with seals so a kit is not something I personally would expect to need. I would order a set of seals for the float bowls, 3 float needles, and some extra screws just to have on hand.
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Thanks for the input guys. I ordered float needles and bowl gaskets from Sudco, as they claim to have OEM quality pieces. I'll dive in when I get the goodies.
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That's great! You obviously had better luck with them than I did. I was just told NO!
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Just a follow up on the CV re-do...

I'm a bit embarassed for the previous questions as the carb is as simple as I've ever seen.

For CharlieS the float bowl gaskets from SUDCO were the proper fit for the Keihin CVK.
Part # MM 021.887 Also the Float Needles Part # KE 018.884 a bit pricey at $18.59 ea. but the correct part.

I do have a [I]slightly[I] more educated question to anyone with my current setup:
02 T-Bird Standard
K&N filter in stock box - no mods
Off Road pipes
The carbs had been "tuned" prior to my ownership with the pilot gas needle at 3.75 turns out. The jets I believe to be stock @ 38 pilot & 98 main. Float set to 14.5mm

My thought is to richen up the pilot to a 40 while they're apart which would give me some tuning range if needed. My only ride on her didn't show any signs of popping on decel, but the old air filter was amazingly filthy with some kind of dead hopping creature embedded in the foam. So I don't believe it would lean out if it wanted to.

I'm not looking to hack into the air box or replace it with PODs at this point; perhaps I just haven't had to take them off and on enough yet.
The tuning threads don't have any information on improvement on the stock situation with no physical mods to the air system.

Also I would like to replace my brittle intake rubbers with fresh "properly fitting" items but I'm having a bit of trouble locating them online. Maybe I'll just suck it up and go to my dealer about 20 miles away and spend twice the price.
From what I gathered on the threads the part # would be T1240086

Any information or advice is appreciated!
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