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    99 XL 1200 LTD Carb damage. HELP!

    So I have a slightly large problem. After drilling out the tamper caps on the carbs so I could remove the needles and replace them with t-handles. I had trouble getting two of the Low needles out. Neither would budge. eventually, one started moving out but then the head sheared off and the shaft/needle is still stuck in there. I let the other one alone before I did the same thing. Any suggestions on how to get it out? I'm very wary of drilling it out because I dont want to mess up the carb and have to buy a new one. Normally I would say forget it if it was set at the same setting as factory, but it did unscrew a little before it sheared off so the setting is probably off now and I need to get it out.

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    Take some Marvel mystery oil and dump in there and let it sit for about an hour ..and then it will seep down where the threads are and you can likely get a reverse drill bit into it and back it out. Can you get a flat blade in there to grab at it?

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    The threads are sealed off by an oring on the needle.

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    Yes but most likely they are dried up by now since they've been there since 1998/1999 . I just did two set's and the orings were dry rotted up and the fluid easily seeped past them....just last night.

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    You can try the mystery oil, and you might eventually be able to work-out the one that was already turning. However, the other one that is stuck may be a lost cause. Not uncommon. You will probably need to buy a replacement carb body.

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    I eventually got one out with some drilling and an EZ out. threads look fine on that one and the new needles seat fine. However, the second one the threads are a little dirty. Anyone know what size they are so I can get a tap to clean them up with?

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    Cool..

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    m5

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    I think they are little bigger than an M5. I think they are an M6 x .5

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