Meter Block gasket SKU021-532 PWK 35

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Meter Block gasket SKU021-532 PWK 35

Postby KDXDave » 03:19 pm Apr 14 2018

Here's a great question: As the meter block gasket in the PWK35 carburetor goes bad; is the first thing you notice is the choke doesn't work as well? Or is being unable to adjust the low end of your idle the first thing? I bought a new meter gasket from JetsRUS.com for $4.41 plus shipping........Check out the YouTube video Keihin PWK 38 S1) Idle fix Just so you know you do not need a compressor air hose. I used a plastic water tube from my cooler and mouth pressure and could see the bubbles right away! I'm pretty sure I lost my choke first and than the idle......If you are having either problem THIS MAY BE THE FIX! It's really pretty easy to do this and it may solve idle problems you are having...............check it out! KDXDave
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Postby SS109 » 02:06 pm Apr 16 2018

Mine didn't mess with the choke or even the idle. However, my jetting is spot on so maybe that might have negated those symptoms. The things I noticed was lack of throttle response and spooge.
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Re: Meter Block gasket SKU021-532 PWK 35

Postby KDXDave » 02:18 pm Apr 16 2018

Did you replace the metering gasket and did it fix the lack of throttle response? Mostly what I've read is that your lower idle goes away; which is what I experienced.....plus slowly losing my choke.......dave
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Postby SS109 » 04:43 pm Apr 16 2018

Yes, it cured both problems. Come to think of it, my bike would arbitrarily die when idling on occasion. Figured it was just temps and stuff changing as I have my idle set really low. Maybe it did hurt my idle.
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Re: Meter Block gasket SKU021-532 PWK 35

Postby KDXDave » 05:18 pm Apr 16 2018

Funny I started using Sea Foam as a fuel stabilizer about two years ago......all three of my bikes lost their chokes. I just ordered two more meter block gaskets for my other bikes. Although I presently have no problems with the low idle on those bikes.....I just got use to leaning the bike over to flood the throttle body and start it.. It all comes down to seeing bubbles when you test the carb...Thanks KDXDave
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Re: Meter Block gasket SKU021-532 PWK 35

Postby 6 Riders » 11:25 pm Apr 18 2018

KDXDave wrote:Funny I started using Sea Foam as a fuel stabilizer about two years ago......all three of my bikes lost their chokes. I just ordered two more meter block gaskets for my other bikes. Although I presently have no problems with the low idle on those bikes.....I just got use to leaning the bike over to flood the throttle body and start it.. It all comes down to seeing bubbles when you test the carb...Thanks KDXDave
Sea Foam is not a good additive for bikes. It tends to eat seals in the carb....I would avoid using it in your bike.

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