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Both me and my brother have 2006 foremans and everytime we get in water the engines go to spitting and sputtering. Does anyone have the solution to out problem? The bikes act like they want to die out.
 

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most likey you carb drain as you are siting on the bike the drain tube comes out under the right floor board toward the rear. plug it. then there are two tubes rapped around the carb (vents) extend them up just infront of the pod light put a couple loops in the tube and put a zip tie on it so the tubes dont unwind. then you will be good as far as it wanting to die.
 

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to add extend the fan hose too its clear and can cause problems there r 5 hoses all together u need to snorkle out
 

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actually there are six lines to reroute plus the carb drain to plug
2 carb, 1 fan, 1 front diff, 1 rear diff, and 1 rear brake
 

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use some T's to save hose and space, both carb lines= 1, rear diff. and brake= 1, fan and front diff.= 1.

and the sizes are
1/8" tubing and barb connectors for the diffs and the rear brake and 3/16" tubing and barb connectors for the fan
the hose off the fan is a pinkish clear the rest are black

you can get all this from lowes, or home depot, it will cost more at an auto parts store

o and i use a golf tee to plug my carb drain and i extended the hose for easy access and keep some extras on board.
 

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and i forgot to mention on the carb drain there is a little black check valve pull it off and throw it away. they are cheaply made the gasoline eats the seal the first time it hits it.
 

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use some T's to save hose and space, both carb lines= 1, rear diff. and brake= 1, fan and front diff.= 1.

do not run ur 2 carb vents together. they have 2 different functions and if there ran together its not good. one is vacuum and the other is ur overflow on ur carb.
 

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so this is why my foreman kept on dying!!! appreciate it!!!
 

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probably because the vents on the carb were coming to close to water and restricting air.
i found this old post. seen that the guy said to put the 2 vents into 1. it makes ur machine run like crap. just wanted to clarify that so someone doesn't get mis leading info. lol
 

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both of the lines that come off my carb are teed together into one hose. These are both vents, the overflow comes from the bowl on the carb and the vacuum is the line that goies into your breather box. Leave the one in your breather box and use a golf tee as suggested above for the overflow but the 2 other lines are both vents and can be vented together
 

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both of the lines that come off my carb are teed together into one hose. These are both vents, the overflow comes from the bowl on the carb and the vacuum is the line that goies into your breather box. Leave the one in your breather box and use a golf tee as suggested above for the overflow but the 2 other lines are both vents and can be vented together



if you plug ur bottom line coming out of ur carb. and say you got ur 2 vents on the side tee'd together. and then u do a water wheelie and you get high enough or go up a steep enough hill that ur float bowl overflows. then u get ur one vent off the carb acts as a overflow(the fuel has to go somewhere) then what happends it ur bike dies on a steep hill or in the water. it can be done, but shouldn't be done. imo
 

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I have my two vents tee'd together and my drain plugged. My bike has only died 2 times. And that's when it was standing straight up on the back rack. And my a$$ was on the ground behind it. But every carbed bike is gonna die when it's on it's back rack. I agree it's better to run 2 lines for your vents but it will work with only 1 line
 

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i agree. it will work. just take some of the uncertainty out of the equation and take the time to run 2 seperate lines. lol
 

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never even thought about that peckerwood, it makes sense though. I do know last weeknd i had a pretty good buzz on and forgot to0 shut the fuel off when i loaded it on the trailer and the next day when i went to unload it and go for a ride it wouldnt start. Well they dont like to start when your air box is full of fuel. Luckily it only made it to the bottom of the filter and didnt get into my crancase. How do i know it didnt get into my crankcase you ask, i tasted it, tasted like pure oil to me.
 
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