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You see the "kits" being sold online. You might be able to find them at motorcycle shops. This is so that you don't have to take a screw to a store, and try to find the right size by matching it up. I did that. I went to several stores, used the thread pitch display to determine that it was an M4, then spent hours in the aisles of Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, O'Reilly's..... and nobody had the right screw. Too long. Too short. Or you find the screw but it's just a regular screw like you already have - not a socket cap screw. 2 days later, I ended up just ordering screws online.



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CV Performance also sells them.
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The Sportsterpedia has this list:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...nge_the_screws

Summary List:
4ea - 4mm x 16mm x .70TPI for Float Bowl
3ea - 4mm x 16mm x .70TPI for Top Diaphragm Cover
1ea - 4mm x 20mm x .70TPI for Top Diaphragm Cover at Throttle Bracket
3ea - 4mm x 10mm x .70TPI for Accelerator Pump
Hex Socket Head bolts use 3.0mm hex wrench
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CV Performance also sells them.
$6.75 for the screws.

$7.95 for shipping.

And if they don't have it in stock......I guess we've all heard the stories about what happens when an item is not in stock.
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Yep, you go to the hardware store, buy some too long and cut down to size.
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Ordered parts, got confirmation of purchase. Got shipping number for label created. Got a dm on here after I posted with an email address to contact . Otherwise I never got any responses to emails or inquires. Waited 7 weeks. then disputed it on PayPal, got an empty package a few days later, then had to dispute that. About 3 weeks got settled with refund. Anyway I wish anyone with a small business luck and generally want to support them. Especially when they serve the sportster community but the lack of communication and follow up was killer. I hope it was a fluke. Who knows.
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RocketmanGB sell those in a kit plus they are SS.
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The Sportsterpedia has this list:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...nge_the_screws

Summary List:
4ea - 4mm x 16mm x .70TPI for Float Bowl
3ea - 4mm x 16mm x .70TPI for Top Diaphragm Cover
1ea - 4mm x 20mm x .70TPI for Top Diaphragm Cover at Throttle Bracket
3ea - 4mm x 10mm x .70TPI for Accelerator Pump
Hex Socket Head bolts use 3.0mm hex wrench
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I did see that. I also saw somewhere else that the screws were 12mm. Somehow, my float bowl had 14mm screws. Out of an abundance of caution, I measured my screws. And just to be sure, I got screws in 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm. 12mm were too short. 16mm stuck out. 14mm were the same length as the screws that were on my carb, and fit perfectly flush.

On my carb, the float bowl screws did not have washers. I don't see a washer on the parts diagram. I see some kits are sold with washers. I remember taking apart an aftermarket carb, and it had lock washers.

Did anyone's bike come with washers on the float bowl screws?

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I just pull one of the other screws. See if it threads in OK. Go to my local hardware store.

Buy a stainless replacement allen, slotted, Black iron allen, hex head bolt, whatever that matches up.
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Did anyone's bike come with washers on the float bowl screws?
Early parts diagrams (86-94) show bolts with washers on all the carb covers - although the washers are not listed separate from the bolts & it appears that the actual bolts that match the designated part numbers did/does not come with washers.

The Slide Diaphragm Cover got shoulder bolts for 1995 which included a built-in washer at the top. And at the same time, the washers disappeared from the diagram for the Float Bowl/Cover.

The Accelerator Pump Cover diagram shows washers right up thru 2006.

The real question is not what was stock? - but whether it is a good idea to use washers on those bolts? - My answer would be yes. A broader distribution of the torque is a good thing.

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