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Carb floats

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by turnertactics, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. turnertactics

    turnertactics XS650 Member

    I've just completed the rebuild of my XS650D but discovered I had a fuel overflow due to a punctured carb float. Prices for replacements seemed a bit steep so I looked around for an alternative and found one, which other members might be interested in: Floats for Royal Enfields are identical and you can pick them up for around £5.
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Tell us how that works for you.
    Some serious testing by others has convinced me genuine mikuni, only way to go.
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  3. turnertactics

    turnertactics XS650 Member

    Will do. Only just fitted so no on-the-road testing has been done yet, but they look identical in terms of manufacture.
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And they might be genuine. (He says with some healthy scepticism.)
  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  6. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    More likely RE-500.
  7. turnertactics

    turnertactics XS650 Member

    The only reference on the advert I bought the floats from is 141970.
    The advert (Ebay) did include some measurements as below: upload_2020-2-16_12-7-51.jpeg upload_2020-2-16_12-8-23.jpeg upload_2020-2-16_12-8-49.jpeg
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  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    61.31mm outer width,
    32.24mm inner space.

    That makes a 14.5mm float body width.
    Same as those funky, narrow cruzinimage floats.

    Ours are 16.4mm wide.

    He says with aplomb and alacrity.

    Or was that "A plum and a laxative"...?
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  9. turnertactics

    turnertactics XS650 Member

    10.6 cm3 volume compared to 11.9 cm3 shouldn't make any real difference to their buoyancy.
    They are also identical in width to the floats I removed, although I don't have any way of knowing if the old floats were genuine or not.
    All I can say is that they work fine and they're a fraction of the cost of alternatives here in the UK e.g. Yambits at £36.99
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020

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