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Stuck Carb Slides

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by xbacksideslider, May 26, 2019.

  1. xbacksideslider

    xbacksideslider VIP MEMBER

    Aug 19, 2010
    I just bought a not running ‘77 T140 750 5 speed Triumph.

    Fixed the “no spark” problem and moved on to the carbs - 930 Amals. They are zinc of course and with chrome slides - not sure of that though since they both are stuck solid at the normal closed throttle position.

    Don’t want to pry too hard and they are sitting now, still on the bike, tied to their throttle cables, saturated with PB Blaster overnight

    If that fails I’ll try a carb dip.

    Any other ideas?
  2. storm42

    storm42 VIP MEMBER

    Jul 20, 2011
    Put them in a pan of boiling water for about 20 mins.
    texasSlick and Fast Eddie like this.
  3. texasSlick

    texasSlick VIP MEMBER

    Jan 2, 2013
    After you get the slides loose, lube them with a product from NAPA (auto parts stores) called "Lock Ease". This is a dry graphite lubricant.

  4. xbacksideslider

    xbacksideslider VIP MEMBER

    Aug 19, 2010
    Boiling water - great idea; I was thinking of a propane torch which is a bad idea by comparison

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