Fuel to Carb, But not into carb. Won’t Start

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Fuel to Carb, But not into carb. Won’t Start

Post by jeffhowardetcs1 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:12 pm

Rode bike from next door storage to my garage for another issue. Hasn’t started since on its own. Fuel getting to carbs but not into. Pour gas in carb throats and runs through that gas fine for a short period. Have the bike down to the carbs and have the top plate off the carbs. What are the little brass tubes that protrude from tha plate over each body? Is that the spray bar? Shot cleaner through the bottom of the plate and it sprayed nicely out of each. There is no fuel getting to the tube that leads there from a port on the carb body itself. Any tricks to unstick floats with carb installed? Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Fuel to Carb, But not into carb. Won’t Start

Post by Wing--Man » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Drain the bowls and fuel inlet line at the carburetors. Then add Seafoam in the line from the fuel filter to the carburetors. It could work like Drain-O in a clogged drain. Zero cost and no tear-down. WISH YOU LUCK!
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Re: Fuel to Carb, But not into carb. Won’t Start

Post by Charlie1Horse » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Sounds like the float valves are stuck closed. If it has not been sitting to long, try putting some Seafoam in the fuel inlet hose and after a day of soaking, rap on the carbs with a plastic handled screwdriver or some other item that won't damage the carbs. This may unstick the valves and allow fuel to flow into the carbs. Then run a couple tanks of fuel with Seafoam added to continue to clean it out.

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