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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Klarich View Post
    If gas sat long enough in the float bowls it could have affected the needle valves ability to seal, thus causing flooding of the float bowls, some or all of this gas could drain down thru the cylinders over time

    This is 1 reason for a shut off valve

    Modern carb kits have new and improved needle valves for this rotten alcohol gas we have

    I hope this helps
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    I ordered the shut off valve, Fernley does not offer much in stores or what they have in stock, love the internet.

    Makes sense, it has set for a year with fuel in the carb's.

    So the idea is to shut off the supply of fuel and than let the engine run until it dies from lack of fuel, when it is going to sit for any long period of time, correct ?

    So will they clean up themselves and start seating, or do I need to take them apart and clean the needle valve's?

    Think I know the answer, need to take the top off so I get access to the needle valve, fine steel wool should clean them up, correct me if I am wrong.

    Hope all have a good evening.

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    I checked out the link on the gas tank, nice idea, but I would have to do some work for it to mount under my trike, but that adds weight to the rear end, I want to add the weight to the front end as I am 120lbs wet if I am lucky, that is why I was looking at the front area for the tank location. Making no final decisions yet, just reading and taking in all that is said and looking at what I would like and need. Not crazy, so I do want a stable controllable ride, plus wife will not get on it unless it is safe, yes she will want to drive it I am sure, also a factor in what I do.

    , wow, she just said if I need to get things to get it safe, I can spend what I need to get it there, sweet.

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    Quick, buy a Lottery ticket too!!!

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    Here's info on rocker design and trail adjustment.

    http://www.chopperhandbook.com/rockers.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpanystrom61 View Post
    Okay have a question, why can't I PM other members ? Do you have to be accepted by they receiver first ?

    I ordered the shut off valve, Fernley does not offer much in stores or what they have in stock, love the internet.

    Makes sense, it has set for a year with fuel in the carb's.

    So the idea is to shut off the supply of fuel and than let the engine run until it dies from lack of fuel, when it is going to sit for any long period of time, correct ?

    So will they clean up themselves and start seating, or do I need to take them apart and clean the needle valve's?

    Think I know the answer, need to take the top off so I get access to the needle valve, fine steel wool should clean them up, correct me if I am wrong.

    Hope all have a good evening.
    The PM was spammed a while back, it is down for now

    I have not had any luck with old needle valves or seats

    IMO they are cheap enough to replace

    The gas should be shut off if setting for a length of time

    Some stabil in the fuel will help to keep it a bit longer, you can run the carbs out of gas if you like when sitting for a length of time, tho some do not like this way
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    Cool trike.

    If you are going to build the tank yourself....

    I would tig weld it. Prep is key. Nice clean , no mill scale, Oil, ect. Clean bare raw shiny metal. Once there it is not that hard to make the welds seal up.

    Yes I would let the torsion down from stock.

    I do not like that camber you have there. That is not right at all.

    It looks like you have an irs rear. It is not supposed to camber much.

    The drop plates you mentioned do not correct any camber. Just let you go lower without being on the stops.

    Check the bushings in the trailing arms and the axle bearings. Wheel adapters and rims that make it wider put more stress on those bushings and wear them out quick.

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    Rex is correct. I missed the IRS torsion bar ends and assumed it was a swing axle. Those tires should sit flat. Check the wheel adapters and stub axle bearings for sure.

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    That was my next question, among many, was how does one tell worn or not, than I browsed the "build a trike" thread, or another they did, seen new rubber bushing and the end rubber at the spring plate. Looking at mine again and looking back at the laptop, well my ass is worn out and needs attention.

    If worn bad enough, could this effect the toe in of the tire, or is more likely that it wears on the camber of a tire ?

    Wider tires cause more issues, bummer, do like that old school look, and I wonder how balanced are they.

    Might get some riding in later in the summer, or late spring, but for now I will do the work and get it done, and I found a bad air shock, so will get those replaced also, but first things first.

    Thank you all for the input, just what I needed, some guidance and input to confirm my thoughts.

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    If worn bad enough, could this effect the toe in of the tire, or is more likely that it wears on the camber of a tire ?
    Camber directly affects toe
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    keep up the good work

    as a welder by trade...makes no matter who does the welding on a tank... any tank with a large flat side, do not try to see how much air it will hold...

    the pressure in side the tank is more than what you put in... for example if you have a tank 10" x 20" and you put 10 psi air in that tank exerts 200 psi ... lets not talk about 50 or 60 psi

    it doesnt take a lot of pressure to blow a flat panel out..

    however a cylindrical tank is a different story.. again long as it doesnt have a flat end...needs to be concave or convex ... thats why a soda or beer bottle has the concave bottom

    keep us posted

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