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My foreman was running like crap this weekend, I took the plug out of the drain tube and it ran great the rest of the day. What gives????
 

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you mean the carb drain tube with the check valve in it?
 

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My foreman was running like crap this weekend, I took the plug out of the drain tube and it ran great the rest of the day. What gives????
Like I was saying in your other post the tube keeps the carb from flooding due to dirt, sticky float or even rough terrain. Just leave the tube unplugged to function as its designed to do. When you want to play in the water just use the bolt on the rear shaft rubber boot to plug the tube.
 

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if you follow that hose to where it connects to the carb there is a small screw that you can unbolt and a bunch of garbage will flow out of it, i did that to mine on friday and ran like a spotted ass ape all weekend
 

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What is a spotted ass ape. Is that an ass kickin honda
 

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QUOTE ("big_daddy_bigfoot":35egfl3z)
My foreman was running like crap this weekend, I took the plug out of the drain tube and it ran great the rest of the day. What gives????
Like I was saying in your other post the tube keeps the carb from flooding due to dirt, sticky float or even rough terrain. Just leave the tube unplugged to function as its designed to do. When you want to play in the water just use the bolt on the rear shaft rubber boot to plug the tube.[/quote]

I was riding over rough terrain, I know what you are saying about unpluging it. There has to be a better way than stopping everytime before getting in water and plugging the drain up. I was thinking of making a overflow container of somekind with a vent which I would run up to the light pod.
 

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mine did the same thing this past weekend i got in a hole and i soon as i got out it ran like crap and i had a golf tee in mine and i pulled it out and it ran great
 

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i to was thinking about making someting that could up to the pod that could be removed to drain it like my other vent lines cause i spend most of my time in mud holes
 

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Think this would work? Install a reducing T fitting on the line just below the carb. Run a vent from the T to the pod. Use a larger hose (mayby 1/2" ) to form a holding area along under the carb where the stock line hangs down now. Install a valve in the end of the large hose to drain at the end of the ride. I think this would work as long as the larger hose can hold all the gas leaving the carb. I guess it depends on how much gas is involved.

I have never had a problem yet with water getting in the tube so I don't plug it to play in the mud. Just as an extra precaution if I go in deep water for any length of time. Guess I must have one of the few check valves that actually work.
 

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My check valve is M.I.A!
 

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My check valve is M.I.A!
same here looked under there one day and it was gone along with the wire that is supposed to hold it in
 

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i was just reading a bit of this post and i too had an issue similar to that...

i was riding a few weeks ago and we had gotten stuck, like really really stuck, like we had 5 bikes pulling one guy out of a hole and it would barely move. he was stuck like a hair in a biscuit. anyway, i ran out of gas and had to switch to reserve for the ride home. as i got it onto my trailer, it died...the tank was bone ass dry... i filled it up to the top, turned the gas shut off a few times to get if flowing...had a horrible ride that next day, my bike kept sputtering and stopping and couldn't figure out why...well it hit me on the way back, i had too much gas in the carb and it was flooding out b/c my drain was plugged so i took a little gas out of the tank and i was fine for the rest of the day...sooooooo

maybe if you adjust your carb a little bigfoot you may not have to leave it open...

p.s. sorry for the long post.
 

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i was just reading a bit of this post and i too had an issue similar to that...

i was riding a few weeks ago and we had gotten stuck, like really really stuck, like we had 5 bikes pulling one guy out of a hole and it would barely move. he was stuck like a hair in a biscuit. anyway, i ran out of gas and had to switch to reserve for the ride home. as i got it onto my trailer, it died...the tank was bone ass dry... i filled it up to the top, turned the gas shut off a few times to get if flowing...had a horrible ride that next day, my bike kept sputtering and stopping and couldn't figure out why...well it hit me on the way back, i had too much gas in the carb and it was flooding out b/c my drain was plugged so i took a little gas out of the tank and i was fine for the rest of the day...sooooooo

maybe if you adjust your carb a little bigfoot you may not have to leave it open...

p.s. sorry for the long post.
Guess he's (bigfoot) is not going to answer??
 

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i was going threw a hole that was mostly water wen i didnt hav my tube plugged and it started cutting out really bad and almost died so jus 4 tha heck of it i moved the tube to where it wasnt under water and then it stopped cuttin out and it ran fine not sure y it did that but it did
 

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I took my hose off and went to the auto parts store and bought a piece about 1' long, reattached it to the carb, and ran it out right next to my pull start giving me easy access to it.

I also found that if you loose the drain screw, and little or no fuel comes out, that out can take the bike of the handle of a screw driver or a flash light and hit the top of the carb for a couple of minutes(or as needed) until you see some garbage come out.

I have had to take the screw all the way out to get this to happen.
 

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i was going threw a hole that was mostly water wen i didnt hav my tube plugged and it started cutting out really bad and almost died so jus 4 tha heck of it i moved the tube to where it wasnt under water and then it stopped cuttin out and it ran fine not sure y it did that but it did
The carb sucks water in causing it to spit and sputter. I now just plug it when I think I'm going to be in water.
 
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