how can you tell which carburetor is overflowing on 84 wing?


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how can you tell which carburetor is overflowing on 84 wing?

Postby tombyers » Mon May 28, 2012 8:50 pm



Today I had the carburetors off again and when I unscrewed the cap on the secondary air cut off valve I found it flooded with gasoline. The secondary air cutoff valve has rubber hoses connected to a tube that connects the two carbs on each side. So I know I have at least one carb that is overflowing but I don't know which one. I see a new float valve set is $50. But I don't want to buy four if I only need one? One thing I can try is to shut off gas when I am not driving in case it is just a slow leak. So I will clean everything up again and try that first. But any advice on diagnosing which one is overflowing would be appreciated.



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Re: how can you tell which carburetor is overflowing on 84 w

Postby D2D » Tue May 29, 2012 6:32 am

Check your plugs, the carb that is flooding should be black with soot.
And for what it's worth, you should always shut the gas off when you're not riding. Prevents hydro lock and the problem you are describing now.

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Re: how can you tell which carburetor is overflowing on 84 w

Postby tombyers » Tue May 29, 2012 5:58 pm

Thank you for the advice. I did notice I had a sooted spark plug the last time I checked them.This carburetor overhaul and synchronize is the mountain and I haven't given up on it yet.


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