85 Interstate Float Setting


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saunders59
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85 Interstate Float Setting

Postby saunders59 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:59 am



I'm in the process of rebuilding my carbs on my Goldwing. I'm having trouble setting my floats. My manual does not have a clear picture on how to set them. I've searched the site with no luck. Does anyone have a photo or description on how to do this?

Thanks,
Mark



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Re: 85 Interstate Float Setting

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:09 am

You can download the manual to get more details but in a nut shell.....
Tilt the carb till the float just rests on the needle valve,laying it flat can compress the spring loaded plunger and give a false level...
When the float is resting on the needle,you should measure exactly 7.5 mm from the casting to the edge of the float....This is for both sides just in case the float is twisted...Adjustments are made by bending the 'tang' up or down.The part that touches the needle valve...very small bending makes a large change....
Here's the specs and I do recommend pulling the dust caps off the slow speed adjustments and set them too...Here's how I did mine..viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9179
And more reading..viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10147&start=25

saunders59
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Re: 85 Interstate Float Setting

Postby saunders59 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:08 pm

All back together and running great thanks for the help.

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Re: 85 Interstate Float Setting

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 13, 2014 8:38 pm

Great to hear.ya gonna post a picture?

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Re: 85 Interstate Float Setting

Postby saunders59 » Wed May 14, 2014 9:14 am

When I get it back together I will.




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