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After I went riding today and almost any other time riding after I shut the foreman off it's kinda hard to start. Is this due to my vent lines I have ran up to the light pod or the carb drain being plugged???
 

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Could be the plugged drain line, especially if the bike smells like it's flooded when it's hard to start. I leave mine unplugged and only plug it to go deep. I use Dirty4mans method of plugging the line with the bolt on the rear drive shaft tube rubber boot. No plugs or golf t's to look for.
 

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I have been thinking about taking it off, but everywhere I ride there is a chance of going too deep, for me anyway. I want to come up with an over flow tank with a drain of some sorts. If I can get it water tight do you think it would work?
 

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I would think with a sealed tank air would have to be able to get out for the gas to flow in and if air can get in so can water. What about installing a small shut off valve in the line that you could just reach down and turn off without even getting off the bike? I know you can get them as small as 1/4 " and you could even step up to a slightly larger hose to get a valve that fits.
It's really no problem to just slip the drain line on over the boot clamp screw but a valve you could reach from the seat would be convenient if you need to use it often.

You should try riding next time with the drain unplugged to see if it solves your starting problem just to be sure the drain is the problem.
 

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I would think with a sealed tank air would have to be able to get out for the gas to flow in and if air can get in so can water. What about installing a small shut off valve in the line that you could just reach down and turn off without even getting off the bike? I know you can get them as small as 1/4 " and you could even step up to a slightly larger hose to get a valve that fits.
It's really no problem to just slip the drain line on over the boot clamp screw but a valve you could reach from the seat would be convenient if you need to use it often.

You should try riding next time with the drain unplugged to see if it solves your starting problem just to be sure the drain is the problem.
The gas goes into the line with it pluged without air. Don't it? I'm going to add some clear line at the end of the drain line so I can tell when it has gas in it and this will also add some drain space.
 

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The gas goes into the line with it pluged without air. Don't it? I'm going to add some clear line at the end of the drain line so I can tell when it has gas in it and this will also add some drain space.[/quote]

The air would have to get out for the gas to get into the line. Maybe it bubbles back up into the carb bowl? The clear line sounds like a good idea and it might be just as well to replace the entire drain line with clear instead of adding a piece at the end.
Have you run it with the line open to see if it starts better?
 

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Not yet, I live in town and can't just go ride it. I'm going to a big park this weekend I will try that out then.
 

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Keep us posted.
 

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big daddy have u been to the atv over by talorville il.. and keep us posted
No but we are planning to sometime.
 
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