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Hello. I am just wondering if the floats in my 2 carbs are the right ones. They came off of 360 carbs supposedly. I got them used. Mine are brass and round. I see other floats on YouTube and Ebay that look like they are black plastic and not round like mine. More of a round shape with a flat on the top. Do I just have older floats? or are they wrong for the 360 carbs?
 

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Yeah mine don't look anything like that. So will my carbs work? Why would there be brass floats in the carbs?
 

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There is no telling what a previous owner has done to your bike. I don't know if your floats will swing freely, maintain the appropriate fuel level or operate the float valve properly.
 

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Might by why PO shoved the wrong ones in.
 

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What are the numbers stamped on the carb bodies?
For the CJ they should be stamped 759A.
My CJ has plastic floats.
If those brass floats really are from a 360 carb theoretically they should work if properly adjusted. The only difference in the 360 carbs is the jetting.
Did early 360's use brass floats? I don't know.
 

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I have a very early CB360 (pre-production, made in 73'). It did have brass floats in the carbs, and I have no reason to think they were not original. However, they gave me quite a few headaches, and in the end I had to replace them with NOS ones, made of some sort of black plastic. The reason is that the brass ones were hollow, and they both had a crack (in both carbs). As they filled up with fuel, they of course stopped functioning. Because they filled up very slowly (must have been a very tiny crack, perhaps where they were soldered), the bike ran okay for a few minutes, and it took me quite a while to figure this out. I think that, because they were cracked in both carbs, and because it seems Honda started using plastic on later ones, that this might have been a common fault. However, I do know quite a few 70's carbs have brass floats that work okay (and these might too, perhaps it was just my bike...).
 
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