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Old 03-29-2007, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SOMETIMES my carb will leak gas from the drain line when the bike is running and continue when I shut down the engine. After a while it stops and may not happen again for weeks or longer. Does this mean the float is sticking and would this cause the bike to run rich? Should I take apart the carb and try to fix this before attempting any carb adjustments such as pilot screw or jet needle? What should I look for if I take the carb apart?
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it is possible that the float is sticking or maybe some trash in the carb stopping the needle from shutting the fuel off. A good cleaning may do the trick.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Stay tuned for another post when I can't get it back together.
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just take your time and use a good phillip screwdriver, the bowl screws strip out easy. If it looks like the screws are starting to strip out, try using a small pair of visegrips to break the screws loose first.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Should I install all new parts from carb kit (about $40.00) or just clean ,inspect and replace parts as needed?
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cleaned carb today. Found some dirt in the bowl. Mud in the primer valve cause there's a tear in the rubber boot. Dealer wants $95.00 for a new Primer valve assembly...rubber boot not avail seperately. If I can't find a used one I might just seal up the primer with silicone as I never need to use it. Main thing.. no more leaking drain tube.
Thanks for the help.
Almost forgot. What do I do with all the parts I had leftover when I put the carb back together?
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about the left over parts, just save them for later. yes the primer is very pricey. Just seal it up with a piece of alum plate or plastic sheeting. Might take alittle while to cut it to fit, but works well and cheaper than $100
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Read every post I could find re extending vent lines. They all refer to the two carb vents and the drain. My drain has the check valve but I will still plug it in the water. Carb only has one vent which goes to the heat guard under the tank. Is there a vent missing or does this bike only have one carb vent? Also is there a vent on the swingarm?
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