Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
OMG! Why did KEIHIN Carburators (A Honda subsidiary by the WAY), switch to the Permanently molded on carb-dip safe, Fuel line(bottom one) and vent hose fittings, like used on the smaller carbs which are used on Kawasaki ATV's! OMG!!!!!
According to the parts screen, this change took place in the 2010 model year, which You just caught Me off-guard with. Thanks for the 'heads-up'.
Now to fix it. I do not think you can tig weld brass, even to brass!
But you can Solder brass to brass. Which I have successfully done to several of the ATV carbs.
First I'd saw off the excess threads of a brass elbow of the proper size. (Not much space between the KLR carb and the electrics)
Then file the mating surfaces, clean and 'Bright'. Using a small flame of Propane Torch, I'd tin both surfaces.
Now with an extra pair of hands, have someone holding an awl or center punch, balance and press the elbow onto the brass fitting of the carb.
Heat the BODY of the Brass ELBOW, until the solder flows.
Be certain the person holding the elbow REMAINS holding til the solder cools.
Its a little tricky, but it can be Done! Good Luck.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 03-18-2015 at 08:33 PM.
Reason: Fuel line(bottom one) added