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post #1 of 31 Old 02-06-2019, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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By any chance does someone know if the elbow connection from the gas tank feedline to the carburetor is made in a metal instead of the black plastic that cracks with today’s gasoline’s?
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post #2 of 31 Old 02-06-2019, 06:56 PM
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By any chance does someone know if the elbow connection from the gas tank feedline to the carburetor is made in a metal instead of the black plastic that cracks with today’s gasoline’s?
Ain't sure what the carb intake elbow is made of, but . . . PRESS FIT, IIRC.

Think I augmented fit tightness with zip tie (bike's in winter storage, or I'd take a look).
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post #3 of 31 Old 02-06-2019, 08:55 PM
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I have a 2005 and just removed and cleaned my carb last week. The elbow on mine is plastic.

I generally TRY and use the non-ethanol stuff but it's not always available. The elbow looked good to me after 14 years and untold gallons of fuel.

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By any chance does someone know if the elbow connection from the gas tank feedline to the carburetor is made in a metal instead of the black plastic that cracks with today’s gasoline’s?
The fuel inlet fitting for your 2005 Keihin CVK carb is part #92005-1120. An alternate part# is 92005-1283 from the 2008-2011 Gen 2 Keihin CVK carb. I can not remember which is less $'s but both are plastic.

No company that I am aware of makes any metal fuel inlet fitting to replace the original o-ring sealed Replaceable plastic fittings which were used from 1984-2011. (or was that 2010?)

I personally have found the original plastic fittings to be plenty durable with any & all gasolines used in my, 1 owner, 83,000+ mile, 1987 KLR650-A1. Both the upper vent and lower fuel fittings are original & I believe the o-rings are also.

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The fuel inlet fitting for your 2005 Keihin CVK carb is part #92005-1120. An alternate part# is 92005-1283…
Just out of curiosity, where did you find that part? Partzilla doesn't seem to show an individual part number for that one…

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ka.../carburetor-ca

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2017 has permanent ridged nipples. They are never intended to be removed, nor replaced. But your friends at Harley Davidson had other Ideas.

Because too many of their customers couldn't figure that out and broke the "permanent nipples". So here is a Genuine HD brass only replacement.

Fits like 2010 or '11 & UP KLR650 Keihin CVK carbs with 'permanent' nipples. HD #27371-76A

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That's pretty cool. How would one go about replacing this? Is it a pain to take the old one out?
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pdwestman, I was looking at the old Common Mods thread and found some information about doing this, and I was wondering if you guys could confirm that it would be the same procedure outdoort originally showed:

outdoort's fix for a broken fuel elbow

What's the deal with the "ridged nipples?" What about them is ridged? Are we talking about the part that sticks out of the carb, or is there a ridge inside that prevents them from being pulled?

Also, are both the top (bowl vent) and bottom (fuel inlet) replaceable with the same part you linked before?

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"What's all this about rigid nipples? Can't a gal have rigid nipples without people getting all up in arms over it? After all, it's a perfectly natural reaction, you know. It gets cold, you know what happens. Why so much fuss about perfectly natural rigid nipples?"

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Excellent info so far. Another couple points; I've heard you can use the vent elbow to replace the fuel elbow in a pinch. Also Eaglemike stocks the replacement plastic elbows; I have a couple in my toolbox just in case.


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