Oh, I guess I should put them back on?Yes! Exactly! To protect a little snap ring on the needle. Nothing else.
Funny! I was cleaning and checking my carb last night and the same thing happened. "Where did these come from" I asked myself. I figured out that they had to have come off the needle. I put it back together and everything ran fine so i guess i was correct.I'm investigating the carb on my VN800a and took off the cover to get to the needle valve.
These two washers fell out.
What are they for??
They go on top!those 2 little washers come in a dynojet kit with adjustable needle, and they go directly on top of the e-clip that's on the needle, the reason for the 2 washers is to keep the needle from bouncing up and down when your bike rides over bumps in the road, those 2 washers take the place of the thickness of the stock needle head that fits neatly inside the underside of that white plastic needle holder
Yeah, after trying a washer on top and a washer on the bottom, there's no physical way that the washer on top would stay in place. It just flops off the top of the needle. The spring and plastic barrel do not even hold in in place, so I put them both on the bottom w/ the clip back in it's original location.gtrdave43,
In theory, if these washers are used as an extra way to adjust the needle height, they should be only on the long end of the needle. It means, only under the snap ring. Otherwise, there is no reason to use any. In some resources they are being called "needle shims".
If You doubt me, there's an interesting site about how some guy was re-jetting the Triumph CVK.
See Shim 1.
I had a bog/hesitation/popping issue for months and one of the suggestions to check was the air cut-off valve which requires carb removal.i am confused to what dave is trying to do, why did he remove the carb in the 1st place
Airbox is stock, pipes are Cobra drag pipes and the adjustable needle was installed by a previous owner during, I assume, a carb rebuild.ok, tell us what do you have on your bike, like airbox intake type, pipes, why does the bike have an adjustable needle? what notch was the e-clip set at on the needle, what size main jet and pilot jet size is in the carb