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Old 06-03-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Hey guys. So I got all my jets cleaned out, and I went for the vacuum piston on the LAST ONE and then this:



Ugh, give me a break. And of course, this stupid rubber part costs $120 new. So I guess I have a couple of questions. Does anyone know if these guys are interchangable across years? And does anyone have a better idea for getting them besides eBay or new?

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Also, any idea what caused this? The rubber was still REALLY sticky when I pulled it out, so it was probably related to something chemical rather than heat, but the only thing I've put in there was starting fluid and the B12 Chemtool in the gas. None of the others were like this.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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None of the others were like this.
Defective part......or was mis-treated by a previoius owner.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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This is what happens with old bikes. Stuff that should be a quick job turn into days-long voyages of the damned. Every time I turned a bolt or screw on the '72 Yamaha I tried to rebuild, it would either round out or break. It didn't matter how long they soaked in penetrating oil. Then I'd drill them out, re-tap etc. Then do it again. The "real" work was trivial compared to that BS.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:08 PM   #5
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That's essentially "the cost" of those things nowadays. If it were only a small pinhole, or tear - I would suggest fixing it with black RTV - but you already know this isn't doable on this one.

I'm surprised there is one available. I figured you would have to go the re-rubber route: Honda CV Diaphragm Rerubbering Service

They USED to be cheaper than the $175 they're currently asking per-slide.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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Yeah, I can buy a brand new one for $120. The VF700C isn't listed on the website, just the VT700C. They might still do it, but I could just buy a new one.

Do you guys know if I can use the one from an 83 magna? Are they interchangeable?
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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What site is it that has the "Used in" tool? I can't remember.

You find the part for your bike, then you hit the button for the "Used in" and it coughs up (sometimes) other bikes that use the part.

You have to figure that slide is found in other bikes.
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