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Yes, it IS possible

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by seattle##gs, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. seattle##gs


    Oct 28, 2014
    barely. I managed to remove the pilot jets from a pair of premiers IN PLACE by removing the float bowls and using a long jeweler's screw driver. Have not tried replacing. As suspected they still had the 2 ring #17 pilots soon to be replaced with #19.
    Has anyone seen any real advantage to the aluminum float needles?
  2. Steves


    Oct 16, 2016
    No empirical evidence, but they do work well.
  3. acadian

    acadian VIP MEMBER

    Mar 5, 2010
    Having attempted to retrofit a pair of stay up floats to my A65 with brass needles, I can say that the aluminum does seem to work better with the stay ups
  4. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

    Jan 15, 2008
    I have a set of ratchet box-end wrenches, the smallest of which accommodates screwdriver tips as used on power drills.

    I use a phillips to do the bowl screws, and a long blade tip to extract low speed jets. Have done so for 20 years.

    All of the new float needles I've seen for modern Triumphs and Japanese bikes in the last dozen years or so are aluminum.
  5. seattle##gs


    Oct 28, 2014
    perhaps using the alu needle with the stay up floats is the key. Otherwise I haven't seen a difference. Personally, I didn't have trouble with the old set up.

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