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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Carb rebuild

I am rebuilding the carb in my 2004 Polaris sportsman 500 H.O. And the long needle with the clip on the end fell out. I have a new one but I am not sure what notch to put the clip on. Any help would be appreciated.
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If it has 5 notches, third or middle notch - it's for adjusting the mixture in the mid range

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Ok thanks another question the old one is a different shape at the top is this meant to be like this or is it just worn out
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I presume the old one is the silver one? It's made that way.

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I presume the old one is the silver one? It's made that way.


Yes the old one is the silver one. Do you think the new one will still work?
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I don't know if the new one will work or not - the mechanic will have to determine that - unless the kit included a new needle jet, I would just reuse the old needle - in the pic, I don't see any wear on it.

Also, I don't know what kind of carb you have or what kind of kit you got.

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I don't know if the new one will work or not - the mechanic will have to determine that - unless the kit included a new needle jet, I would just reuse the old needle - in the pic, I don't see any wear on it.



Also, I don't know what kind of carb you have or what kind of kit you got.


Ok Iíll just put the old one back in thanks for the help
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The size and shape at the point is what makes the difference in performance. If you can see it there will be a number stamped into the needle below the grooves for the e-clip. If they are the same, the use the new one. Otherwise use the original.

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