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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Flooding Carb

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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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 09:06 PM
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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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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Stay tuned for another post when I can't get it back together.

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Warn 424 , Clipped Carb Spring , NGK Iridium
Perfex Lift, HL Springs, Full Skid Plate
Custom F&R Bumpers
F&R Champion Winches
55W Floodlights, 80/100W Center & Switch
Shift act. Reverse Light
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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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27" Super Lights, ITP SS106 Wheels
Int. & Exh. Snorkles, Ext. Vents
Warn 424 , Clipped Carb Spring , NGK Iridium
Perfex Lift, HL Springs, Full Skid Plate
Custom F&R Bumpers
F&R Champion Winches
55W Floodlights, 80/100W Center & Switch
Shift act. Reverse Light
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Fan Switch , 12 Volt Outlet
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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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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Int. & Exh. Snorkles, Ext. Vents
Warn 424 , Clipped Carb Spring , NGK Iridium
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Custom F&R Bumpers
F&R Champion Winches
55W Floodlights, 80/100W Center & Switch
Shift act. Reverse Light
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inspect and replace parts as needed?

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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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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Int. & Exh. Snorkles, Ext. Vents
Warn 424 , Clipped Carb Spring , NGK Iridium
Perfex Lift, HL Springs, Full Skid Plate
Custom F&R Bumpers
F&R Champion Winches
55W Floodlights, 80/100W Center & Switch
Shift act. Reverse Light
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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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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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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?
Carb ID# VE92A-A

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Int. & Exh. Snorkles, Ext. Vents
Warn 424 , Clipped Carb Spring , NGK Iridium
Perfex Lift, HL Springs, Full Skid Plate
Custom F&R Bumpers
F&R Champion Winches
55W Floodlights, 80/100W Center & Switch
Shift act. Reverse Light
Custom LED Brake/Tail Lights
Fan Switch , 12 Volt Outlet
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Rear Seat , Cooler, Toolbox
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