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Hey all. The X wasn't quite running up to par after sitting and I went into the carb to do a more thorough cleaning. I peeled up the accelerator pump diaphragm to clean out the orifices and when I did, I'm not sure if I damaged it or not. I can't tell if the diaphragm has a lip that is supposed to push into a groove on the cap (which would be torn in the pic) or is it just a bit of goo from being installed for so long? The manual and parts shows the diaphragm as replaceable, but I'm not sure if it's necessary in this case. Please let me know your thoughts (is the diaphragm toast or not). Thanks!

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Looks like it's just residue to me. This area needs to make an air tight seal so the rubber, over time, with heat cycles and whatnot will leave a residue. That said, it's apart, so I'd just replace it as these do get hard and crack over time. Just replacing it now could save you some trouble down the road.
 
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