Float Level Adjustment Question


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Float Level Adjustment Question

Postby landisr » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:04 pm



My buddy by now can have his carb assembly out of the bike in less than 40 minutes, what with all the practice he's had recently. It seems that there might be a discrepancy about the position of the carb bank while adjusting the float levels. He has/we have heard or read that they should be laying on their back, and also with the assembly tipped as near to verticle as possible. What is the consensus here?

Many TIA. Ron in MI


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Re: Float Level Adjustment Question

Postby MJSantos » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:05 pm

The carb body should be almost vertical, just where the tab just rests on the float needle. There's small springs on the tips for the float needles. If the carbs are laying flat then this will compress the springs giving you the wrong float levels.

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Re: Float Level Adjustment Question

Postby landisr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:47 am

Thank you very kindly. I'll pass this along to Chuck.
Have a great day.
Ron in MI

PS: Not to hijack my own posting, but is the method for my '76 Wing the same? Thx again. Ron
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Re: Float Level Adjustment Question

Postby thrasherg » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:42 pm

This technique is the same on any carburetor.. As mentioned the idea is to set the float height with the floats applying the smallest of pressure on the float valve, that can only be done when the float pivot point is vertical.

Gary

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Re: Float Level Adjustment Question

Postby landisr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:40 pm

As Jim Carrey would say: "Welllll, alrighty thennnnnn...". :P

Thanks again, Guys. I will take heed.

Take care. Ron


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