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Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by Sloppyduner » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:35 pm

I found a leaking bowl gasket my 05 KFX 700. :( It has been sitting for a while and I guess it just dried up??? Any sugestions on to patch it for one trip and not pay $75 for the whole kit that, right now I only need one gasket out of?
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by RobC » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:53 am

Maybe a little RTV gasket sealer would stop if for a while???
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by WoodIsGood » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:06 am

Buy a sheet of gasket material and use an x-acto knife to cut one out.

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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by Glamisbound » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:20 am

For a quick fix I'd go down to Napa, Autozone, whatever, and pick up a tube of gasket seal. Take the bowl off, apply the gasket seal, put the bowl back on, and go riding. Then when you have time and money, buy a complete rebuild kit for the carb and do it right.
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by GlamisSandDuner » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Sloppyduner wrote:I found a leaking bowl gasket my 05 KFX 700. :( It has been sitting for a while and I guess it just dried up??? Any sugestions on to patch it for one trip and not pay $75 for the whole kit that, right now I only need one gasket out of?
THANKS for ANY sugestions.
Gasket Seal...................................$5
Leaky fuel bowl gasket kit................$75
Engine rebuild KFX 700....................$1500+
Realizing you saved $70 to lean out your engine and blow it up when the gasket seal comes loose and plugs your jets...........Priceless 8)

Save yourself a big headache and look and the big picture Jon, I would just shell out the $75 and get the kit, it will probably be cheaper in the long run :wink:
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by HSSC » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:39 pm

GlamisSandDuner wrote:
Sloppyduner wrote:I found a leaking bowl gasket my 05 KFX 700. :( It has been sitting for a while and I guess it just dried up??? Any sugestions on to patch it for one trip and not pay $75 for the whole kit that, right now I only need one gasket out of?
THANKS for ANY sugestions.
Gasket Seal...................................$5
Leaky fuel bowl gasket kit................$75
Engine rebuild KFX 700....................$1500+
Realizing you saved $70 to lean out your engine and blow it up when the gasket seal comes loose and plugs your jets...........Priceless 8)

Save yourself a big headache and look and the big picture Jon, I would just shell out the $75 and get the kit, it will probably be cheaper in the long run :wink:
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by ChuckZilla » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:27 am

SKU: 92055-1589
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by GlamisSandDuner » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:06 pm

ChuckZilla wrote:SKU: 92055-1589
RING-O,FLOAT CHAMBER $16.56
=D> problem solved

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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by GlamisSandDuner » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:29 pm

Don't know where Chuck found it, but here is a website that has a blow up of all of the parts for your carb. On here it says that the o-ring will run you $20.44. Good luck with the repairs Jon =D>

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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by Sloppyduner » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:05 am

#-o #-o #-o #-o I got ya beat. I found it for $8 at John Burr but it would take a week to order it. That would have gotten here the day I came back from Glamis. By the time I read your post George it was put back together with a tiny bit of gas resistant Permitex gasket stuff. I know the quickest I ever got to a project, might lead to it blowing up.
So now its an experiment. [-o< [-o<
Thank you guys for your help though.

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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by HSSC » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:40 pm

Permitex #2, is one of my favorite substances on the planet.
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by Sloppyduner » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:36 am

HSSC wrote:Permitex #2, is one of my favorite substances on the planet.
Have you ever had it come apart on you?

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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by HSSC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:02 pm

The thing about permitex #2 is it stays pliable for years. It doesn't dry out unless exposed to air. It can fill in the gaps when exposed to gasoline as long as the gap is on the small size. Will it come off in chunks and clog a jet? I'd have to be there, doing the job............

To clean it off my fingers. :wink:
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Re: Leaking Bowl gasket

Post by Sloppyduner » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:09 pm

Ran like a champ never leaked. Good to go all trip and best part good to loading it in the trailer.
As long as you don't have to push it on the trailer it was a good trip right?

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