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    99 XLL VF3's and Carb rebuild project

    Just pulled all the way down to the stock reeds, thought it would be best to post here all my dumb questions for help...

    First, i have the VF3's, spacer and Lowell's gaskets (x6)... What do i need to put on the gaskets (if anything) to ensure a good seal....

    Second, order of install, gasket, reed spacer, reed(kinda recessed in the spacer) gasket, mounting bracket (that the stock reeds went to). Is this correct?

    I have the carbs out to be rebuilt, rejetted, primer, premix, etc ... should be back in a couple weeks...

    I have a set of pro-etc Fa's that will go on....

    Also i am having the head milled to still use pump gas.... anything else i am missing while its down this far....

    Thanks for your tolerance for the idiocracy, first time doing anything REAL (for me) on this thing...


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    OK.... lets see if i am getting this right, been through all the post from the search engine, couldnt find the answer.... order of assembly.... reed cover, front reed gasket (from lowell), VF3 reed, reed spacer, rear reed gasket (again from lowell)....

    also the 18 bolts that hold all this together, what is the torque, couldnt find it in the manual or through the searches....

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    tonight i installed the carbs, connected the fuel lines, connected the primer, installed the milled head( Thanks Jim's Performance)...

    hopefully tomorrow i will put the pro-tec f.a. on reinstall the U pipe and stinger, and finish putting this puppy back together.... then i will fill up the tank and add oil for the 40-1 mix.... tank should be 18.5 gal full... looking at 60 ounces of 2 stroke oil.... sound right?

    Thanks to Jim at Performance, Carl at Island Racing and the rest of you that take time to answer the simplest of questions! Not everybody is born with a manual in one hand and a torque wrench in the other... lol

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    Carb and Reed torque values from the 2000 XL1200 Ltd. Service Manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XL1200Ltd-Keith View Post
    Carb and Reed torque values from the 2000 XL1200 Ltd. Service Manual.
    Yea i found it this afternoon, i was looking in the carb section instead of the power unit... thanks

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    Be careful with the torque on those when using the OEM reed cover, I have had them dimple the cover and leak more than once. very important to pressure test and check this, much easier than replacing pistons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OsideBill View Post
    Be careful with the torque on those when using the OEM reed cover, I have had them dimple the cover and leak more than once. very important to pressure test and check this, much easier than replacing pistons.
    Will do Bill, I am such a freak on the torque.... i have read through ALL the vf3 post.... again and again LOL.... excited to get this out this weekend, Thanks for all you do on here too!

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    any updates???

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    Waiting on FA adaptors to finish putting it together... Hope they are in the mailbox when I get home, should be back together tonight for testing this week... I will post the news hopefully in a week

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    Got the idle set @ 1250+-
    Ran real good, once the fogging oil burned off, almost smoke free, so far premix is good thing... I am going to reset my jims plate for top speed and try to get some #'s tomorrow... Thanks Jim for walking me through this little project, thanks to the rest too.

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