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Old 09-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i always pull the carb completely apart when i clean it. try to download a link for a manual. i looked but i cant find one. someone may know where one is
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I looked for one, but couldnt find one so i was scared to break into everything on the carb didnt know if there was springs and things inside the primer or top of carb that would shoot out and i wouldnt be able to figure out how to put it back together, but thanks for you post and help.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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foreman 450 only have 2 adjustments on the carb one being the air fuel screw right underneath the carb next to the heater with the wires coming out of it. the other being the idle speed adjustment screw on the right its a block knob. the air fuel mixture screw should be 2 5/8 turns out. if you not getting any gas into the cylinder but have spark compression and the carb is good maybe the skirt on the piston is broke that happened to me and would not suck any fuel in. have you tried dumping fuel into the cylinder like a soda bottle cap full and see if it will fire????
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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One trick I always try is ( and works on just adout everything with a carb) is to pull the air box lid off, the airfilter out, then cover the air inlet completley with your hand then try to start it. If the carb is not stopped up it should wet your had with gas and probably try to fire. If your hand does not get wet with gas Quickly, you have carb problems. Also if there is not a lot of suction on your hand you could have a bad intake, poor compression, intake valves out of adjustment and so on. Hope this helps
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Take the plug out and put your finger over it. Have someone pull it over fast. It should blow your finger off if it doesnt you have compression problems. I blew my 98' foreman up one night (11pm) it wasn't fun.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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After reading all of the post Ill add 2 more suggestions because I dont see it mentioned.
Do you have the choke on? I know none of the foremans Ive owned recently would start without pulling the choke. (Unless it was warm)

Secondly, Have you tried pushing the primer button on the bottom of the carb? My Rubicon would require doing this if it had sat a while.
These are probably things you have already done but I didnt see it mentioned so Im just throwing it out there.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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rich450es has a link to a manual, i downloaded it but i can't remember where from, you might have something clogged up in there, i'd take it all apart slowly and clean it all thoroughly,
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the manual is in the 10 post
i need a 98 to 04 foreman 450 manual
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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mine is doing the same thing i had mine rebuilt last year and i was sopose to buy a oilpump b4 i rode it but i discoved the oil pump was fine also two days ago i cleaned the carb and it started fine then we cut it off and now it wont start at all bran new batt fresh gas with fuel filter clean intake and new plug has awsome spark and plenty gas checked the valves and they are great still ive looked at all fueses and plugs and noting i have no idea on what to do if you or anyone would like to share info my email is bobbywayne88@gmail.com thats the best way to contact me but help is greatly thankful
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Bobby. We like to keep all the responses in the threads so others can use it in the future. Have you checked to make sure your getting fire at the plug?
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