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Old 07-05-2015, 05:41 PM
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Are isolator clamps really that special????

They must be because you sure are hell can't get one around here.

Here it is a week after I had one break while swapping carb isolators, yeah I know I should have order a new set but hey I'm old and forgot.

Anyways call the dealer, we'll order it but don't know when it will be here.
Go on line and order a set from a place that claim to have stuff in stock, get an e-mail fri.....they should ship wed or thurs.....

Go back on line find one on ebay that isn't from a place I have already ordered from,,,,get an email today...sorry can't find it.......

So it looks like 2 weeks of no transportation, as the bike is all I have, over a bloody band clamp.

Sometimes this **** is just silly.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:07 PM
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What? Just for a dumb old clamp? You meant the hose clamp type one that holds the carbs on?
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
They must be because you sure are hell can't get one around here.

Here it is a week after I had one break while swapping carb isolators, yeah I know I should have order a new set but hey I'm old and forgot.

Anyways call the dealer, we'll order it but don't know when it will be here.
Go on line and order a set from a place that claim to have stuff in stock, get an e-mail fri.....they should ship wed or thurs.....

Go back on line find one on ebay that isn't from a place I have already ordered from,,,,get an email today...sorry can't find it.......

So it looks like 2 weeks of no transportation, as the bike is all I have, over a bloody band clamp.

Sometimes this **** is just silly.
how about a two-month wait for crank and bearings?......
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:10 PM
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Have you ever replaced your rubber intake boots? If so, did you notice a difference in the way the bike ran?

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Old 07-06-2015, 02:27 AM
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I replaced mine with all new clamps as a precaution when I did a lot of engine work.

I removed the restrictors in the boots as well.

Carbs have been off many times now and all is well. I am very careful with the clamps as I have broken one before, Now I have some spares.

Did it run any better? I don't know it was a peace of mind thing with me.

Call me **** but I use air filter grease in the boots where the carbs attatch, don't know why but it makes me feel good!
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:17 AM
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I ordered new isolators a while back, and they also took forever to arrive.
I have clamps I can ship to you for nothing if you want them Mike.
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Boot restrictors? That's a new one on me! Where is the high performance, get 5+hp thread on that one?!!??

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Old 07-06-2015, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
Boot restrictors? That's a new one on me! Where is the high performance, get 5+hp thread on that one?!!??

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Non US thing... places that have HP restrictions for licensing and such.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by thedeatons View Post
Have you ever replaced your rubber intake boots? If so, did you notice a difference in the way the bike ran?

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This is like the 3rd or 4th set that I have replaced.
They do get old and hard after a while which makes the carbs hard to mount and also can cause vacuum leaks.

No real difference in how the bike runs but I tend to replace them before they get bad enough to cause an issue.
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
how about a two-month wait for crank and bearings?......
Yeah but this is a clamp that is used on multiple different bikes though I am glad I don't have a 2 month wait..... I did that a little while back when I trashed my rear shock.....
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Yes I was just venting a bit as a nice Holiday weekend and I was stuck at home.....

As for rigging something in, yeah I could but not really my style when it comes to bikes if I don't have to go that route.
Then if I used another type of clamp I would either have to figure out how to locate & drill the aliment\anti-spin hole or cause damage to the alinement nipple on the new isolators.

Throw in that I am in the final stages of dialing in the carbs for the full exhaust I mounted and the last thing I need is another possible variable........

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I ordered new isolators a while back, and they also took forever to arrive.
I have clamps I can ship to you for nothing if you want them Mike.
Thx for the offer, I might just take you up on it, need to see what I hear today on the stuff I have ordered.
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