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xs1100 - replace stripped idle air adjustment screws and butterfly seals

I stripped out two of the carb air idle asjustment screws while trying to get rid of some burping when deccelerating. This was annoying to say the least but if I was going to pull the carbs off I was going to make it worth the effort. Besides replacing the 2 stripped idle air screws, I also replaced the bufferfly seals on all 4 carbs and replaced all the aged and mostly stripped screws with new stainless steel allen bolts. It sounds silly but I am extremely excited about these new screws.

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one stripped adjustment screw, doh!
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ready to dissamble
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new adjustment screws, new butterfly screws and seals
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ended up not using these 2 extra adjustment screws. I got confused on what I was ordering.
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I will probably use these on the xs650 someday
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replacement 4 adjustment screws are shorter and more tapered than OEM. This may be a problem
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not exactly the same size or needle shape. Time will tell if this is an issue
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screws removed from left butterfly valve
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ready to remove shaft
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2 old seals shown, not in bad shape actually
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new screws used on valve
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new screws are longer than OEM, I don't think that will be a problem
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happy birthday me! new stainless steel fasteners, ooh lala
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weird spider I find in the garage, its not dirty, it moved around fine as is.
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screw extractor used to remove stripped adjustment screws
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you little bugger, finally you are out
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new stainless steel fasteners on the float bowl
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a wide variety of mismatching screws removed from the carbs and replaced with stainless steel hex
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