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Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:26 pm

Any suggestions to get the deformed, non pliable, used to be rubber boot back on? Heat with hair dryer or mircowave. Or replace it with? It's from the air intake side of carb. ImageImage

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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Rut Row » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:31 pm

order a new one?
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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:48 pm

Rut Row wrote:order a new one?
1985 Beta. I don't think so.

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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by J&J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Silicone grease to help it slip on & warm it up with a heat gun if its not ripped or cracked. :shrug:

Or maybe place it in hot water for a bit.
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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Rut Row » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:59 pm

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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Boom Boom » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:14 pm

I have a collection of the expanding pipe plugs that are handy to get the rubber expanded then heat gun to soften and install while warm....I heat as I expand, less odds of having old rubber fail. You could find that part from across the pond but the new part will be just as old as what you are working with. The Shercos with the air filter where the tanks are now had a 180 deg rubber connector like that and it was a miserable PIA but a pre heat and stretch minimized my swearing.
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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Laoch » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:24 pm

Thanks. Heat gun it is.
It was kinda hanging off and the carb to intake had some cracks. Dirt all up in carb. Once I get it together I'll see if I can make it run


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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Skinny-J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:44 pm

+1 for the silicone treatment. I have used this on old weather stripping and trim on cars with pretty good success. Takes time though, a good application every day for a week or so and it will really soften up.

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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Boil it in water. It will heat it up and soften it at the same time. I used to do this on the old V4 Honda bikes when reinstalling carburetor boots. Silicone spray works as a good lube to get it back on, but I always preferred to use KY (store branded) instead. If it's safe on condoms, it's safe on a fragile rubber bike part.
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Re: Dried up hard intake boot

Post by Laoch » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:10 pm

How does this float bowl come off? I pulled the jet from inside. No screws outside.ImageImageImage

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