Setting float level?


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doncan2
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Setting float level?

Postby doncan2 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:08 pm



I have read about 4 or 5 different ways to set float level, and I don't know if I understand any of them. Can someone please explain exactly where you measure from and to, and what position should the floats be in when measuring. Thanks



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virgilmobile
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Re: Setting float level?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:04 am

As far as I can remember,all floats are set the same way.
Tilt the carb till the float just rests on the needle.there is a little spring loaded plunger in the needle valve,you don't want to compress it.
Measure from the carb casting(where the bowl mounts) to the bottom of the float.
The float has each half and both must be the same distance from the casting(twisted).
Adjustments are done by gently bending the little tong that touches the needle valve.
Set them EXACTLY to the specs.
Just 2 mm off will affect the fuel mixture.Been there done that.
My 88 ,after a carb,mod was running rich (1500-2500 rpm) I lowered the fuel level by 2 mm to lean it out just a bit.

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Re: Setting float level?

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:18 am

go read here...for 1000's but process is the same and lots of detailed info

http://www.randakksblog.com/floats-101/
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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virgilmobile
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Re: Setting float level?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:24 am

One other thing.When finished,the floats usually set level (parallel) with the casting.
Same distance front to back,side to side in the rest position.




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