Float adjustment 78 1000


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phoenixtubs
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1978 GL 1000

Float adjustment 78 1000

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Hi,
I bought Randakk's video, and looked around on line about setting the floats. I think I understand how to go about it, but my floats don't seem to be parallel with the raised surface from which I'm measuring. So I can't get a consistent 21mm across the entire float body. All my floats are out of parallel by the same amount. Is this normal, or do I need to adjust each float before I measure? The pic shows the carbs tilted so the tang is just touching the seated valve but not depressing the pin. I have 21 mm from the center and moving away from the valve of the float surface, but the float surface toward the valve is less than that because it's not parallel.

Thanks




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RBGERSON
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Re: Float adjustment 78 1000

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Straighten out your floats see randakk's site for pics on that..flatten out the tag and get it even with the brass surround, they get curved and bent from use.
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Re: Float adjustment 78 1000

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This is a bit off your topic but I'll mention it anyways.
My 78 had carb issues.It would run out great for bout a half hour and then get worse till it was almost flooding out. Many attempts at resetting the floats failed till I noticed that they were funny looking.They look just like yours.
I found that when they were dry,they floated just fine...after a few hours setting in a can of gas they started to sink.The darn things absorbed fuel.This is what caused my fuel level to keep creeping up till it ran really rich and bad.
I did coat mine (dipped) in a can of polyurethane a few times to seal them.Problem solved.
phoenixtubs
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1987 VT700C Shadow
1978 GL 1000

Re: Float adjustment 78 1000

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Thanks for the warning I'll keep an eye on that.


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