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ZL 1000/900/600/250 Carburetor Work Stand.

R. J. Jun 28, 2017

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    R. J. Senior Member

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    :hello: While for some reason I had some time to kill today. :laughing7:. I built a home made carburetor work stand station. I know one member posted up about this because I had in my ZL notes on what expandable rubber freeze plug to buy. To build one it took me about 5 hours but most of that time was spent on a design & running to Lows/Advanced Auto Parts. For parts you will need 4 DORMAN rubber expansion freeze plugs part # 02601 price $3 each or an equivalent of O.D. of 31 mm expandable to 34 mm O.D. I used 1" PVC for the stand. See pics for what all the different PVC parts that you will need. I had several bolts to choose from ( pic #5) for the stay stud. I went with a 1/4 20 SS allen cap screw. I attached a inverted black button allen thump knob to the top of it. For the nut fastener I used a SS 1/4 20 wing nut. I drilled 3 different holes on the top side as to were the 2 90* elbows meet ( pic #6) but only one hole on the bottom. The 3 top holes was done at 90*, 20* & * -20*. The 20* is for taking the load off the floats when setting the 17 mm float height. You will also need an electrical box nut ( pic #4) for mounting the plate to the threaded PVC coupling. I fabricated a mounting plate from a street sign ( pic #2) that I found in the woods. :laughing7:. I drilled 4 sets of 3 holes in the street sign side by side so that the freeze plugs can be slid right or left for different size carbs. I also bought 2 line levels ( pic #4) but I'm not sure if I will use them. You can rotate the plate 180* in order to remove the float bowls. IMG_4446.JPG IMG_4447.JPG IMG_4449.JPG IMG_4445.JPG IMG_4456.JPG IMG_4460.JPG IMG_4448.JPG IMG_4450.JPG IMG_4453.JPG IMG_4459.JPG IMG_4457.JPG IMG_4458.JPG Total cost around $26. K&L makes a carb stand that cost between $70 & $130 depending on the Supplier. Here is one on E-bay for $76. http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-L-Carburetor-Service-Stand/332274367167?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
     
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    :hello: I have a design problem with this stand I need to shorten the legs on the side that has less weight on them & extend the side that has the weight of the carbs on. So off to Lowes I go. :laughing7:. I should of not glued the PVC parts until I finished but some kept coming undone. :laughing7:. I will post pics after I modify the stand. One other thing is that the threads on the coupler that holds the aluminium plate on needs to be shortened (pic #3 post #1) because it will come in contact with the carbs.
     
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    :hello: While I shortened the stands stance runners on the end that doesn't have any weight & lengthened the ones that take the brunt of the weight. IMG_4465.JPG IMG_4466.JPG IMG_4467.JPG IMG_4468.JPG IMG_4469.JPG IMG_4470.JPG
     
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    :hello: Diminutions. IMG_4479.JPG IMG_4481.JPG IMG_4482.JPG IMG_4483.JPG IMG_4484.JPG IMG_4485.JPG IMG_4487.JPG IMG_4488.JPG IMG_4486.JPG
     
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    :hello: I added the 2 line levels. Price $4.50. Now I need to glue them in place. They move around & want to fall off. Materials @ $30. IMG_4597.JPG IMG_4599.JPG IMG_4600.JPG
     
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    My name is Rodney Norton and i'm 72 years of age. I own a 1987 Kawasaki ZL1000 and it seems that I have made the right connection. I need help finding new spark plug wires and possibly coils.
     
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    87kawzl Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rodney, welcome.
    It's best to start a new thread for topics not related to the original post.
    You should be able to pick up new wire at Napa for cheap.
     

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