oh thanks andrew, i think it works now but if it stops functioning again a spare might come in handy. even though getting the float off was a beast; lining up the pin so that it feeds through the loop-holes on the float correctly was kind of nightmarish.
the naming is so that i have something to cry out as i weep on my walks home, pedals hitting my legs, gas flowing everywhere, leaving a trail of my sadness around the greater boston area. my sadness smells like petrol.
also, her speedo/odo cable is disconnected, i need to work on that but i'm afraid because there's a conglomeration of STUFF inside the headlight.