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k-dog
post Mar 12 2007, 12:34 PM
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How does everybody here set the float height? I used a graduated tube hooked to the nipple of each carb. With the carbs on a bench, I hung a small bottle in the air filled with gas. I opened the nipple on each carb to let the gas flow into the tube. The manual says to have the float height equal 3-4mm ABOVE the line scribed on the fuel bowl. I did all 4 carbs that way, put the carbs back in, and my bike starts harder then ever when warm. I found them all EVEN with the line on the bowl before I started. How do you do the ruler method?
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post Mar 13 2007, 06:46 AM
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How does everybody here set the float height? I used a graduated tube hooked to the nipple of each carb. With the carbs on a bench, I hung a small bottle in the air filled with gas. I opened the nipple on each carb to let the gas flow into the tube. The manual says to have the float height equal 3-4mm ABOVE the line scribed on the fuel bowl. I did all 4 carbs that way, put the carbs back in, and my bike starts harder then ever when warm. I found them all EVEN with the line on the bowl before I started. How do you do the ruler method?
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post Mar 13 2007, 06:48 AM
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sorry for the double post. Can anybody elaborate on this for me please? K-dog
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post Mar 13 2007, 05:33 PM
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welllllll, are you SURE that the carbs were in the same position on the bench, as they would be on the bike ? are you're valves within spec ? do you have a strong spark on all cylinders? do you smell alot of fuel in the pipe when it will not start? do you smell NO fuel in the pipe when it won't start? also , when was he last time you checked compression on all cylinders?


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post Mar 14 2007, 03:20 PM
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i think the way you did your adjustment require you to remove the float bowl every time you need to bend the tang. there is a very good write up on the Archive that allows you to do the adjustment while the bowls are removed...basically measuring the highest part of the floats to the top of the gasket body. Look it up and you will find save a ton of time. I did mine just 2 weeks ago, purrrrrrs like a cat.
if you bike was running before and not starting now when warm, chances are too much fuel going in.
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