Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLS 1000
Put the pin that holds the float in place in its pilot hole,just enough to have it there when you get the other parts in place.The float goes in with the flat side toward the bottom of the fuel bowl, with the float needle on top of the float hook the spring on the needle around the small metal clip on the float.(it will flop around freely) guide the fuel needle up into the hole where it seats.(be patient) once it goes up in there push the lock pin in through the float clip until it is even on both sides. liift and lower the float a few times to make sure the fuel needle is free.(fuel will not run through the fuel lines untill the vacuum tube at the gas cut off has a vacuum on it) run a small amount of fuel through the line and raise the float to make sure it will stop the fuel.If this works you can put the bowl back on,make sure the O ring and gaskets are in place. Clean up any fuel spilled before u start the engine.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
On your 79 model, this would be a Bendix type carb if I'm not mistaken. To describe this to you is next to impossible, a picture is worth a thousand words in this case. Please send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I will send a picture of how the spring is supposed to be. Steve
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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