I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK


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tkkiguy
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I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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Hey guys...i took apart my carbs just now..as you can see the float and needle looked fine ...no debris...very clean...what else should i check without getting too far into right carb that was pumping fuel. any other cleaning to assure that float wont stick again ???







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Re: I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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Float valve along with the float bowl gasket prolly worn out which need replacing for a long lasting trouble free repair.:!: Could be a heavy float too.
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tkkiguy
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Re: I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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As i put float back on with needle and i flipped it back and forth it seems to be free from any disfunction...the stupid thing i had done was let bike sit for 10 months...so would it be a good idea then to get new floats and gaskets ?

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Re: I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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Is there a way to test ? Pour fuel in the line ?

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Re: I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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Yes, you should bench test the carbs before reinstalling them. Use something with a nozzle to force fuel into the line. I used a Siracha bottle. Then you will be able to see if the float valve is shutting off the fuel supply successfully. I also measured the amount of fuel in each carb by draining the fuel and measuring the volume. That's a good test for your float level. When putting the carbs back on the bike, you want to start it up and check to make sure everything is OK before you put all the Tupperware back on the bike. You will save yourself a lot of time if something isn't right.

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Re: I TOOK APART CARBS....FLOAT IS NOT STUCK

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Thanks...did it...no more hassle...runs like a charm...1990 gl1500.....102,525 miles...still gotta lot of life yet...y'all are very helpful on this site for years....thanks again.



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