Slide Diaphragm for Honda Shadow VT600, VLX and VT750
You wouldn't try and glue a hole closed on a broken jimmy hat would you? Of course not! Why mess with gluing holes in your slide diaphragm when you can get a brand new one! Let that carb totally suck!
Diaphragms are sold in quantity of 1.
Dual Carb Diaphragms are not sold in pairs.
If you need 2 diaphragms, please order QTY of 2.
This means if you order ONE you will get ONE diaphragm, ONE piece to repair ONE carb. This goes for dual and single carb diaphragms.
You will need to remove the two plastic retainer rings on your stock slide in order to install this new diaphragm. A small set of dikes is all that's needed to clip them off. Be careful not to clip the metal slide itself. Once the plastic rings are removed the old diaphragm will fall of exposing a channel at the top of the slide. Install the diaphragm gently from the top of the slide. Do not attempt to shove the diaphragm up from the bottom of the slide, as this will guarantee you tear the diaphragm! Use your fingernail to gently push the inner rib into the channel at the top of the slide. Again, the key word here is GENTLE!
This diaphragm will hold itself in place in the channel at the top of your slide. When re-installing your slides, make sure the vent hole at the bottom of the slide is facing the engine side of the carb.
Be very careful when installing these diaphragms, they are fragile and soft and can tear very easily.
Diaphragms are in quantity of 1. If you need 2, please order QTY 2.
The single carb diaphragm does not have the little ear on it as the stock diaphragm does. This is not a problem and your carb will work great after you install. It will fit your carb just fine as long as you follow the instructions above.
DO NOT leave these out in the sun, they should be installed soon after receiving them as these are fragile rubber components and exposure to air, heat and the sun can prematurely deteriorate them. Once in the carburetor they are protected from the elements and will last a long time. but if you leave these in the back of your car, they wont last.